Catherine’s War by Julia Billet, illus. by Claire Fauvel

Review by Jane Diokpo

Catherine’s War, a graphic novel by French novelist Julia Billet, is based on the author’s mother’s true story. Set in France during World War II, it follows Rachel Cohen, a young Jewish teenager who starts off living at Sèvres Children’s Home in Paris. … More Catherine’s War by Julia Billet, illus. by Claire Fauvel

Encounter by Brittany Luby, Illus. by Michaela Goade

Review by Verena Rodriguez

Encounter reimagines the first meeting between an Indigenous Stadaconan fisher and a French sailor in 1534. Inspired by Jacques Cartier’s notes on his first expedition to what is now Gaspé Bay, Quebec, the story begins when Fisher and Sailor set out in their boats, welcoming a new day. … More Encounter by Brittany Luby, Illus. by Michaela Goade