Tegan and Sara: Junior High by Tegan and Sara Quin

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This autobiographical coming-of-age story follows twin musical duo Tegan and Sara through their first year of high school as they grapple with the troubles that junior high entails: new friends, mean girls, relationships, and most of all finding their separate identities outside of their twin-ness. Simultaneously heartfelt and hilarious, this graphic novel shows the distinct voices of both twins as they drift apart and are reunited by what will become their life’s calling: music. This book is perfect for any kid struggling with life changes, LGBT identity, or just feeling like a fish out of water--junior high can be tough for anyone!

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By Tegan Quin, Sara Quin, Tillie Walden (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780374313029
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - May 30th, 2023

Bear, by Staffan Gnosspelius

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Bear by Staffan Gnosspelius is an outstanding visual depiction of both what depression feels like and the toll it takes on caregivers and supporters. The illustrations are haunting, grainy, and so solid that the weight of what drags down Bear also drags down the reader. But these realistic images are beautiful as well, and show that hope, too, is part of depression. If you or someone you love has struggled with mental illness and found it hard to express the experience, let this wordless book do the talking for you.

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$19.95
ISBN: 9781644212318
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Published: Seven Stories Press - February 21st, 2023

Talk to My Back, by Murasaki Yamada

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Garo was once Japan's most famous alternative comics magazine, willing to publish stories others would never touch. Even so, few Garo artists were quite like Murasaki Yamada, whose elegantly drawn tales of family life are collected in Talk to My Back. Yamada's comics capture the joy and frustration of parenting, the ways in which men take women for granted, and the liberation offered by financial independence from the family unit. Japan has a long history of comics artists drawing stories about girls and women, but few in Yamada's time were as willing to demand more on the page.

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By Yamada Murasaki, Ryan Holmberg (Translated by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781770465633
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - July 12th, 2022

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