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Book cover of DRAWING FROM MEMORY
DRAWING FROM MEMORY
By: allen say | Published: September 2011

Caldecott Medalist Allen Say presents a stunning graphic novel chronicling his journey as an artist during WWII. Drawing from Memory is Allen Say's...

Caldecott Medalist Allen Say presents a stunning graphic novel chronicling his journey as an artist during WWII. Drawing from Memory is Allen Say's own story of his path to becoming the renowned artist he is today. Shunned by his father, who didn't understand his son's artistic leanings, Allen was embraced by Noro Shinpei, Japan's leading cartoonist and the man he came to love as his "spiritual father." As World War II raged, Allen was further inspired to consider questions of his own heritage and the motivations of those around him. He worked hard in rigorous drawing classes, studied, trained-and ultimately came to understand who he really is. Part memoir, part graphic novel, part narrative history, Drawing from Memory presents a complex look at the real-life relationship between a mentor and his student. With watercolor paintings, original cartoons, vintage photographs, and maps, Allen Say has created a book that will inspire the artist in all of us.

Theme: Memoir

  • ISBN
    9780545176866
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography
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ELENA VANISHING
By: elena dunkle | Published: October 2016

This is the story of seventeen-year-old Elena, whose armor against anxiety becomes artillery against herself as she battles on both sides of a...

This is the story of seventeen-year-old Elena, whose armor against anxiety becomes artillery against herself as she battles on both sides of a lose-lose war in a struggle with anorexia. Told entirely from Elena's perspective and co-written with her mother, Elena's memoir is a fascinating and intimate look at a deadly disease, and a must-read for anyone who knows someone suffering from an eating disorder.

Theme: Memoir

  • ISBN
    9781452152141
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Biography
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EVERY FALLING STAR - THE TRUE STORY OF H
By: sungju lee | Published: October 2017

Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju...

Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who was forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly recreates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, “his brothers,” to daily be hungry and to fear arrest, imprisonment, and even execution. This riveting memoir allows young readers to learn about other cultures where freedoms they take for granted do not exist.  

Theme: Memoir, Social Justice

  • ISBN
    9781419727610
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Biography
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FATTY LEGS - A TRUE STORY
By: christy jordan-fenton | Published: March 2020

The beloved story of an Inuvialuit girl standing up to the bullies of residential school, updated for a new generation of readers. Margaret Olemaun...

The beloved story of an Inuvialuit girl standing up to the bullies of residential school, updated for a new generation of readers. Margaret Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton's powerful story of residential school in the far North has been reissued to commemorate the memoir's 10th anniversary with updates to the text, reflections on the book's impact, and a bonus chapter from the acclaimed follow-up, A Stranger at Home. New content includes a foreword from Dr. Debbie Reese, noted Indigenous scholar and founder of American Indians in Children's Literature, while Christy Jordan-Fenton, mother of Margaret's grandchildren and a key player in helping Margaret share her stories, discusses the impact of the book in a new preface. With important updates since it first hit the shelves a decade ago, this new edition of Fatty Legs will continue to resonate with readers young and old.

Theme: Memoir

  • ISBN
    9781773213507
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Biography
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FIRE NEVER GOES OUT
By: noelle stevenson | Published: March 2020

In a collection of essays and personal mini-comics that span eight years of her young adult life, author-illustrator Noelle Stevenson charts the...

In a collection of essays and personal mini-comics that span eight years of her young adult life, author-illustrator Noelle Stevenson charts the highs and lows of being a creative human in the world. Whether it's hearing the wrong name called at her art school graduation ceremony or becoming a National Book Award finalist for her debut graphic novel, Nimona, Noelle captures the little and big moments that make up a real life, with a wit, wisdom, and vulnerability that are all her own.

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, Memoir

  • ISBN
    9780062278272
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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$24.99
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Book cover of FIRE NEVER GOES OUT - A MEMOIR IN PICTURES
FIRE NEVER GOES OUT - A MEMOIR IN PICTURES
By: noelle stevenson | Published: July 2021

In a collection of essays and personal mini-comics that span eight years of her young adult life, author-illustrator Noelle Stevenson charts the...

In a collection of essays and personal mini-comics that span eight years of her young adult life, author-illustrator Noelle Stevenson charts the highs and lows of being a creative human in the world.

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, #OwnVoices, Memoir

  • ISBN
    9780062278265
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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FRIENDS 01 REAL FRIENDS
By: shannon hale | Published: May 2017

When her best friend Adrienne starts hanging out with the most popular girl in class, Shannon questions with whether she and Adrienne will stay...

When her best friend Adrienne starts hanging out with the most popular girl in class, Shannon questions with whether she and Adrienne will stay friends, and if she is part of the clique.

Theme: Memoir, School, Friendship

  • ISBN
    9781626724167
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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FRIENDS 01 REAL FRIENDS
By: shannon hale | Published: May 2017

"Fresh and funny." -New York Times Book Review Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen...

"Fresh and funny." -New York Times Book Review Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham join forces in this graphic memoir about how hard it is to find your real friends-and why it's worth the journey. When best friends are not forever . . . Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in The Group wants to be Jen's #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top . . . even if it means bullying others. Now every day is like a roller coaster for Shannon. Will she and Adrienne stay friends? Can she stand up for herself? And is she in The Group-or out? Parents Magazine Best Graphic Novel of 2017 A School Library Journal Best Book of 2017 A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017 A 2017 Booklist Youth Editors' Choice A 2018 YALSA Great Graphic Novel

Theme: Memoir, School, Friendship

  • ISBN
    9781626727854
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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$17.99
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FRIENDS 02 BEST FRIENDS
By: shanon hale | Published: August 2019

Theme: Memoir, Friendship, School

  • ISBN
    9781250317452
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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FRIENDS 02 BEST FRIENDS
By: shannon hale | Published: August 2019

Theme: Memoir, School, Friendship

  • ISBN
    9781250317469
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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Book cover of FRIENDS 03 FRIENDS FOREVER
FRIENDS 03 FRIENDS FOREVER
By: shannon hale | Published: August 2021

Theme: Memoir, Friendship, School

  • ISBN
    9781250317551
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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FRIENDS 03 FRIENDS FOREVER
By: shannon hale | Published: August 2021

Theme: Memoir, Friendship, School

  • ISBN
    9781250317568
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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GINGER KID
By: steve hofstetter | Published: March 2019

In Ginger Kid, popular comedian Steve Hofstetter grapples with life after seventh grade . . . when his world fell apart. Formatted as a series of...

In Ginger Kid, popular comedian Steve Hofstetter grapples with life after seventh grade . . . when his world fell apart. Formatted as a series of personal essays, Steve walks readers through awkward early dating, family turbulence, and the revenge of the bullied nerds. This YA nonfiction paperback edition is sure to be the beloved next volume for any kid who’s ever felt like a misfit, and for those who dream big.

Theme: Memoir, Bullying issues

  • ISBN
    9781419733598
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    High School - Biography
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GIRL I AM WAS & NEVER WILL BE
By: shannon gibney | Published: January 2023

Part memoir, part speculative fiction, The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be explores the often surreal experience of growing up as a mixed-Black...

Part memoir, part speculative fiction, The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be explores the often surreal experience of growing up as a mixed-Black transracial adoptee. Dream Country author Shannon Gibney returns with The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be, a book woven from her true story of growing up as a mixed-Black transracial adoptee and fictional story of Erin Powers, the name Shannon was given at birth, a child raised by a white, closeted lesbian. At its core, the novel is a tale of two girls on two different timelines occasionally bridged by a mysterious portal and their shared search for a complete picture of their origins. Gibney surrounds that story with reproductions of her own adoption documents, letters, family photographs, interviews, medical records, and brief essays on the surreal absurdities of the adoptee experience. The end result is a remarkable portrait of an American experience rarely depicted in any form.

Theme: Adoption, Prejudice & Racism, Bi-Racial, Memoir

  • ISBN
    9780593111994
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography
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GIRL UNDER A RED MOON - GROWING UP DURIN
By: da chen | Published: September 2019

New York Times bestselling author Da Chen weaves a deeply moving account of his resolute older sister and their childhood growing up together during...

New York Times bestselling author Da Chen weaves a deeply moving account of his resolute older sister and their childhood growing up together during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. In a small village called Yellow Stone, in southeastern China, Sisi is a model sister, daughter, and student. She brews tea for her grandfather in the morning, leads recitations at school as class monitor, and helps care for her youngest brother, Da. But when students are selected during a school ceremony to join the prestigious Red Guard, Sisi is passed over. Worse, she is shamed for her family's past -- they are former landowners who have no place in the new Communist order. Her only escape is to find work at another school, bringing Da along with her. But the siblings find new threats in Bridge Town, too, and Sisi will face choices between family and nation, between safety and justice. With the tide of the Cultural Revolution rising, Sisi must decide if she will swim against the current, or get swept up in the wave. Bestselling author Da Chen paints a vivid portrait of his older sister and a land thrust into turmoil during the tumultuous Chinese Cultural Revolution.

Theme: Memoir, Asian Heritage

  • ISBN
    9781338263862
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography
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$23.99
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