Aimed toward kids, Liu’s story captures life in China in the experience of one child, showing how even the broadest governmental policies and cultural standards affect an individual’s smallest moments Graphics Novels, Andre Vera, Graphic Novels, Growing Up, White Ducks, Classroom Libraries, Vera Martinez, China, Young Girls
To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel -- an insightful look into the life of an aspiring ballerina and she follows her dreams from her childhood in Puerto Rico to sharing a stage at the New York City Ballet...... need to keep this one in mind to share with claire, when age appropriate—
Aya -- "That's what I wanted to show in Aya: an Africa without the . . . war and famine, an Africa that endures despite everything because, as we say back home, life goes on." --Marguerite Abouet. A award winning graphic novel about a teens life in Ivory Coast during the 70s.
The Two Princesses of Bamarre -- To save her sister, meek Princess Addie must find the courage to set out on a dangerous quest filled with dragons, unknown magic, and death itself. Time is running out, and the sisters' lives -- and the future of the kingdom of Bamarre -- hang in the balance.