Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks

Review by Sara Francoeur

Miriam “Mir” Kendrick seems more aware of what she doesn’t have that what she really wants for her life. When her artist grandfather co-created the comic series The TomorrowMen in his youth and then sold the rights to his partner, he had no way of knowing it was destined to be a multi-million-dollar empire. … More Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks

Over the Shop by JonArno Lawson, illus. by Qin Leng

Review by Logaine Navascués

The beauty of wordless picture books lies not only in the images they show, but also in the hidden narratives left for readers to discover. At first glance, Over the Shop is a simple and linear story about a little girl and her grandparent, and their intent to find renters for the second floor of the tattered building where their shop is located. … More Over the Shop by JonArno Lawson, illus. by Qin Leng

Alphamaniacs: Builders of 26 Wonders of the Word by Paul Fleischman, Illus. by Melissa Sweet

Review by Logaine Navascués

magine a circus where words are the most exotic animal. A space where writers play with language to perform bizarre tricks and tame it into unusual yet sophisticated forms. Welcome to Alphamaniacs, a collection of mini biographies of 26 outstanding storytellers who found their own, unique ways of writing with wit and creativity.   … More Alphamaniacs: Builders of 26 Wonders of the Word by Paul Fleischman, Illus. by Melissa Sweet

The Disability Experience: Working Toward Belonging by Hannalora Leavitt, Illus. by Belle Wuthrich

Review by Elizabeth Leung

As resources that explain disabilities to youth are hard to come by, The Disability Experience is a true gem of non-fiction. Author Hannalora Leavitt, who herself is legally blind, provides a succinct overview of the culture and history of disability for young readers. … More The Disability Experience: Working Toward Belonging by Hannalora Leavitt, Illus. by Belle Wuthrich