Am I There Yet? -- Mari Andrew

Staff Pick

 If you’re on Instagram, you should definitely be following Mari Andrew. Mari’s art has always been unique because she pairs her drawings with beautiful thoughts on life, the universe, and everything. Whether it’s as simple (I wish) as not hearing back from a date or as complex as dealing with a chronic illness, Mari has insights of her own as well as extraordinary empathy for situations beyond hers. Am I There Yet? is wonderful proof that life’s journey--as exemplified by Mari--is rarely linear, and the strange zig-zags can be the most useful in the long run. Come for the art, stay for the insights.

Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood By Mari Andrew Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524761431
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarkson Potter - March 27th, 2018

Kid Gloves -- Lucy Knisley

Staff Pick

Whether you have children, want children, or can’t stand children, this graphic memoir is fun for all readers. For Lucy, getting pregnant was the easy part; staying pregnant, however, was far more difficult. After several miscarriages, she finally has the chance to experience the joys of growing a human but the journey isn’t without its hiccups. Knisley’s illustration style is friendly and comforting and her dialogue humorous and entertaining. Facts about pregnancy and babies woven into her story create surprisingly informative asides and a well-rounded volume for those looking for a quick read. As an expectant mother, I couldn’t recommend this book more.

Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos By Lucy Knisley, Lucy Knisley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lucy Knisley, Lucy Knisley (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626728080
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Published: First Second - February 26th, 2019

Fortunate Beasts -- Noora Heikkila

Staff Pick

For Adults (18+) Only

Because I loved the first novel in this series, I had to read the second part of Edward and Lucardo’s story.  Although the first novel ends on a cliffhanger, the reader isn’t exactly picking up where they left off which drew  me into the story even more. The love and devotion that Edward and Lucardo have for each other only intensifies. Their story continues as they fight for their relationship. Lucardo may win over his friends and family but can Ed and Lucardo withstand Edward becoming ill?


Fortunate Beasts (Letters for Lucardo #2) By Otava Heikkilä Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945820281
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Iron Circus Comics - April 23rd, 2019