5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Graphic Novel, Kim Hyun Sook, Ko Hyung-Ju, Memoir, Review, Ryan Estrada

Advance Review: Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook, Ryan Estrada, and Ko Hyung-Ju

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Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook, Ryan Estrada, and Ko Hyung-Ju

Published by Iron Circus Comics on May 1st, 2020

Genres: Graphic Novel, Memoir

Pages: 204

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“That’s why we protest. That’s why we have events like this. That’s why we read books we’re not supposed to.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Graphic Novel, Memoir, Mira Jacob, Non-Fiction, One World, Review

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

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Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

Published by One World on March 26th, 2019

Genres: Graphic Novel, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 349

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“Sometimes, you go along with it and pretend nothing happened. Sometimes, you hold your breath until the feeling of wanting to be believed passes. Sometimes, you weigh explaining against staying quiet and know they’re both just different kinds of heavy.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Arsenal Pulp Press, Graphic Novel, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review, Teresa Wong

Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression by Teresa Wong

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Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression by Teresa Wong

Published by Arsenal Pulp Press on April 1st, 2019

Genres: Graphic Novel, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 128

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“Your first two months in the world were the hardest two months of my life… But I’m not telling you all this to make you feel guilty. I wanted to show you that you don’t always have to be strong. And that you can come back after losing yourself.”


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5 Bubble Teas, First Second, Graphic Novel, Lucy Knisley, Memoir, Review

Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley

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Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley

Published by First Second on February 26th, 2019

Genres: Graphic Novel, Memoir

Pages: 248

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“There’s plenty of drama and comedy and bodily fluids!
And what’s a good origin story without all three?”


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4 Bubble Teas, First Second, Graphic Novel, Jen Wang, Review

Stargazing by Jen Wang

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Stargazing by Jen Wang

Published by First Second on September 10th, 2019

Genre: Graphic Novel

Pages: 224

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“When I said they’re my friends, I meant that. Every so often I get a vision, and I know it’s my friends up there, letting me know I’m not alone.”


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2.5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Boom! Studios, Claire Roe, Gaby Dunn, Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA, Mystery, Review

Advance Review: Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe

Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe

Published by Boom! Studios on October 8th, 2019

Genres: Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA, Mystery

Pages: 128

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“Why me?” “It was never about you.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Clarkson Potter Publishers, Graphic Novel, Malaka Gharib, Memoir, Review

I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib

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I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib

Published by Clarkson Potter Publishers on April 30th, 2019

Genres: Graphic Novel, Memoir

Pages: 160

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“But I didn’t feel like a ‘real American.’ I loved Spam; I had a round, brown face; I was in Egypt…?; I had a weird name; I spoke English with a Tagalog accent. Basically, I felt like a giant, Spam-eating FOB!”


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4 Bubble Teas, David Mazzucchelli, Graphic Novel, Pantheon, Review

Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli

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Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli

Published by Pantheon on July 7th, 2009

Genres: Graphic Novel

Pages: 344

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What if reality (as perceived) were simply an extension of the self? Wouldn’t that color the way each individual experiences the world?That might explain why some people get along so effortlessly, while others don’t. Although people do keep trying.Yet, despite such predisposition, maybe one person’s construction of the world, could influence someone else’s.”


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5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA, Lion Forge, Review, Suzanne Walker, Wendy Xu

Advance Review: Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu

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Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu

Published by Lion Forge on October 5th, 2019

Genres: Fantasy, Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA

Pages: 256

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“The next full moon snuck up on me…”


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5 Bubble Teas, First Second, Graphic Novel, Jen Wang, LGBTQIA, Readathon, Review

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

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The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Published by First Second on February 13th, 2018

Genres: Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA

Pages: 288

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“My whole life is other people deciding what’s acceptable. When I put on a dress, I get to decide what’s silly.”


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