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Cybils Finalist Review: MIGHTY JACK by Ben Hatke
Synopsis : I was a big fan of Ben Hatke's previous Cybils winner Zita the Spacegirl ( reviewed here ), and Mighty Jack --a Cybils finalist this year for Elementary/Middle Grade graphic novels--was a very fun reimagining of the Jack and the Beanstalk story. ...

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Cybils Finalist Review: MS. MARVEL VOL. 5: SUPER FAMOUS
Synopsis : The level of fun in this teen-superhero series continues to be high (see my previous reviews of Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 for some backstory). Kamala Khan is relatable and diverse, a girl who has concerns about friend and school and family and culture an...

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Cybils Finalist Review: COMPASS SOUTH
Synopsis : Hope Larson! How much do I love her? This new work brings her talents together with illustrations by Rebecca Mock, with the usual enjoyable result. It's not surprising this one ended up as a 2016 Cybils finalist, what with all the starred reviews...

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Cybils Finalist Review: FAITH, VOL. 1: HOLLYWOOD AND VINE
Synopsis : This was another one of our finalists for this year's Cybils Awards in YA Graphic Novels, and it features a body-image-positive, female, smart, butt-kicking superhero. I'm going to let the jacket copy speak for itself here, since I can't really i...

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Toon Thursday: Writing Retreat Redux
...I don't know if it's "redux" so much as "rerun," but oh well. I'm going to a writing retreat this weekend (IN HAWAII!!) so it seems appropriate to repost this cartoon I did a while back: I'm really hoping that "writing" slice is actually the majority of ...

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Cybils Review: PRINCESS PRINCESS EVER AFTER
HOW CUTE IS THAT DRAGON AAAAAH Synopsis : This is not your average damsel-in-distress princess story. For one thing, the rescuer of the princess stuck in the tower is...another princess, a brave and determined one with cool hair on her own quest to prove he...

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Cybils Review: DARE TO DISAPPOINT: GROWING UP IN TURKEY
Synopsis : This memoir of growing up in 1980s Turkey is a fascinating compare-and-contrast with the experience of growing up in America--I can't even say the West, because Turkey has long been a cultural crossroads between what we think of as West and East,...

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ICYMI: The 2016 Cybils Award Winners
While we were all celebrating Valentine's Day/not celebrating Valentine's Day/lamenting the latest political news, there was another occurrence of note on February 14th: the final announcement of Cybils winners ! Over the past month and a half, the Round 2 ...

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Thursday Review: MADE FOR YOU by Melissa Marr
Synopsis : I just finished reading this fast-paced suspense novel with a hint of the paranormal, and it was definitely a page-turner. I hadn't read one of this author's books in a while (not since the Wicked Lovely novels, which were tales of the dark faeri...
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