Thursday, March 13, 2008

Graphic Novels

Ever since I took a course on "young adult literature" in library school and read Maus I, I've loved to find good graphic novels. I mentioned one recently here, Persepolis, and now someone recommended another, The Arrival, by Shaun Tan.

This one is about the process of leaving your home and family to seek fortune in a new country where you don't know the language, the buildings and customs are altogether different - even the animals (pets and wildlife) are unrecognizable. The universal experience of immigration, voluntary or otherwise. I haven't even finished it yet, but am finding myself going over the pages again and again. Love that!

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