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Avatar: The Last Airbender Imbalance Part 1

Set not long after the original animation, this series now explores how the world came to be industrialized as seen in the Korra arc. With industrialization comes tensions, many of which mirroring the Luddite rebellions in English during the middle … Continue reading

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Space Cat and the Kittens by Ruthven Todd

While this is definitely a wonderful series all around, this last book is undoubtedly the weakest; it lacks the imagination and the spark of the previous three. The ending is abrupt and a focus on the kittens being stupid and … Continue reading

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The Promised Neverland By Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu

The Promised Neverland is a bit of a different animal than most fantasy/sci fi Shounen manga: instead of endless powerups or random events, the story is about slowly but surely uncovering the truth about the world from which the kids … Continue reading

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The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill

Before reading the book, I had to wonder if there would be many low reviews due to it not following the ‘Disney’ version of love and happiness. But after reading several, I saw that many reviewers came to a lot … Continue reading

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Wild LA

I read hundreds of books every year and few have impressed as much as Wild LA. Beautifully presented, informative, friendly, interesting, and never talking down to the audience. The authors have done stellar work in all aspects of this nature … Continue reading

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Gardens of the Arts & Crafts Movement by Judith B. Tankard

With this revised edition of the original 2004 book, author Tankard adds to her knowledge base and really solidifies the usefulness of the book. What we have is a nice balance of images, history, background biographies, and presentation. I especially … Continue reading

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Fred Fordham

I’m probably one of the few Americans not to have had this in school and never really got around to reading it after. So I was intrigued by this idea of a graphic novel: would I understand from this treatment … Continue reading

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