Great Graphic Novels (#GGN2022) Featured Review of Run: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, L. Fury, and Nate Powell

Run: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, L. Fury, and Nate Powell
Abrams ComicArts / Abrams Books
Publication Date: August 3, 2021
ISBN: 9781419730696

The song “We Shall Overcome” comes to mind as you read the graphic novel memoir of the great John Lewis. His memoir centers on illuminating the reality of our country’s battle with racism. From sharing the history of the Vietnam War to showing the challenges of voting as Black Americans—and the brutal treatment that Black people endure just to advocate for equality—each moment can be felt, seen, and heard as you turn the pages of this memoir. This nonfiction graphic novel is a great tool to supplement textbooks.

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Great Graphic Novels (#GGN2022) Featured Review of X-Factor, vol. 1 by Leah Williams, David Baldeón, and Israel Silva

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X-Factor, vol. 1 by Leah Williams, David Baldeón, and Israel Silva
Marvel Comics
Publication Date: January 12, 2021
ISBN: 9781302921842

It’s a new world order for the mutants of Krakoa. A new combination of mutant powers has allowed the X-Men to cure mutants of death. But how do they decide who should be granted this cure? Longtime X-Men Northstar and Polaris lead a team of misfit mutants to investigate mysterious deaths for potential Resurrection.

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