Happy New Year, all! Here is my favorite books I read this month.
Between the World and Me/Coates: Written to his son, Coates describes the discrimination and the vulnerability that is part of the experience as a person of color in the United States. Coates’ honesty and writing makes this an absolutely gripping and powerful read. If you’re looking for some amazing nonfiction, read this.
Hereville(1-3)/Deutsch: This series follows Mirka, a young Jewish girl who dreams of fighting monsters, but is instead stuck in the village of Hereville. When Mirka wins a sword from a troll, her life gets a lot more interesting. From fighting meteorites to saving her sister from a magical fish, Mirka handles her problems with youthful impulsiveness. Yet even though Mirka creates most of her problems, she also fiercely wants to do the right thing. This feisty and caring heroine will be sure to win a spot in your heart, and the books (How Mirka Got Her Sword, How Mirka Met A Meteorite, and How Mirka Caught a Fish ) are great for all ages.
The Sandman: Overture/Gaiman: A prequel to Gaiman’s original series The Sandman, Dream must face down a mad star in order to save the Dreaming and the world. I was captivated by the twisty story-line and the breathtaking art (which reminded me very strongly of paintings). If you liked Sandman, you will enjoy this.
That’s all for January, folks! Catch you later!