Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke

By | 2018-10-06T11:21:38+00:00 October 6th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Children's, Graphic Novel, TCPL|

It's summer, and Jack is left at home to take care of his autistic sister, Maddy, while his mother works two jobs to support the family. For Jack, this means chores and boring days. But one day, Maddy, who never speaks, sees a box of seeds at a street fair and she tells Jack to buy [...]

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Hostage by Guy Delisle

By | 2018-09-08T11:16:37+00:00 September 8th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Graphic Novel, TCPL|

On July 2, 1997 Christophe Andre was kidnapped.  Hostage opens with Andre recounting his three month ordeal to author/cartoonist Guy Delisle. At the time of his kidnapping Andre was working as a financial administrator for Doctors Without Borders in the town of Ingushetia, a small Russian republic west of Chechnya. His kidnappers came very early in [...]

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California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot before the Mamas & the Papas by Penelope Bagieu

By | 2018-02-24T12:13:33+00:00 February 24th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Graphic Novel, TCPL|

California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot before the Mamas & the Papas is both a biography and a tribute to Cass Elliott. She was born Ellen Cohen to a father who dreamed of being an opera singer and mother who was a singer in a swing-jazz group in her youth. She idealized her dad and had a flair [...]

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Rosalie Lightning By Tom Hart

By | 2017-12-16T13:58:13+00:00 December 16th, 2017|Categories: BookClique, Graphic Novel|

Rosalie Lightning is the best book I’ve read this year. It was heartfelt and beautiful but very difficult to experience. Tom Hart’s daughter Rosalie died unexpectedly just two weeks before her second birthday. With words and pictures he recounts those first few weeks after her death. His grief is palpable. It’s raw and gut wrenching at [...]

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Little Robot & Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

By | 2017-07-10T21:57:20+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Categories: BookClique, Children's, Graphic Novel|

I have discovered a treasure, and this type of treasure only gets more valuable with the sharing. What treasure, you ask? Clearly, it is not a winning lottery ticket, because would already be living in Hawaii and I certainly would not share. This treasure is an author and illustrator. His name? Ben Hatke, and he writes [...]