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Review of Fibbed

Fibbed by Elizabeth Agyemang; illus. by the authorIntermediate, Middle School    Razorbill/Penguin    256 pp.   g6/22    978-0-593-20488-7    $22.99Paper ed.  978-0-593-20490-0    $14.99e-book ed.  978-0-593-35234-2    $8.99Stories and truths cross paths in Agyemang’s debut graphic novel. After twelve-year-old Nana (“It’s ‘­NAH-na,’ not ‘NAN’”) makes up one too many tales, landing her in the principal’s...

Review of Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American

Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American by Laura Gao; illus. by the author; color and art assistance by Weiwei Xu High School    Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins    272 pp.    g 3/22    978-0-06-306777-6    $22.99 Paper ed.  978-0-06-306776-9    $14.99 e-book ed.  978-0-06-306778-3    $10.99 In this graphic memoir, debut author Gao wrestles...

Review of The Magic Fish

The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen; illus. by the author Middle School    RH Graphic/Random    256 pp.   g 10/20    978-0-593-12529-8    $23.99 Library ed.  978-1-9848-5160-4    $26.99 Paper ed.  978-1-9848-5159-8    $16.99 e-book ed.  978-1-9848-5161-1    $10.99 In this imaginative graphic novel, thirteen-year-old Vietnamese American boy Tin and his Vietnamese-refugee seamstress mother, Hin, have...

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