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Between the rhymes and the illustrations, this book has become one of my favorites!
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Visually stunning, The Arrival is a wordless graphic novel with layers of meaning. Shaun Tan's gift as an artist is enough of a reason to carve out some quiet time with this book. But what Tan does so well through his images is to convey the sense of "otherness" familiar to everyone, not just the immigrant at the heart of this story. Having to figure out how to make one's way in a new environment, learn "a new language," hope that strangers will reach out with warmth and support, all while bearing up under the pressures of life and shadows that come and go is the kind of heroic story for which no cape is required.
If you haven't met the residents of 28 Barbary Lane, you're in for a treat! Mid-west girl moves to San Francisco in 1976 to change her life and finds a home in the family created under the watchful guidance of housemother/landlady Mrs. Madrigal. Perfect for your summer reading list.
Spanning 1492 to 1992, this page-turner will teach you about the many waves of Jewish immigration from Spain to New Mexico while entertaining you with the story of one teenager trying to answer the timeless question "Who am I?"
If you've managed to miss reading this amazing, award-winning memoir about two future icons in their very early days, now's your chance! You won't be disappointed.
Deborah Levy has a facility for language and depth that resonates far beyond the 200 pages of this novel. If you've never read her, you're in for an unforgettable time.