Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars Received: Raincoast Books Published: February 26th, 2019 Publisher: First Second Books Recommended Age: 13+ Genres & Themes: Adult, Graphic Memoir, Nonfiction, Pregnancy
Woah. This book feels like a GAME-CHANGER. And maybe it is, who knows, I sure don’t know many graphic novels mainly about pregnancy so this may just be one of the firsts of its kind. And maybe there will be more in the future, only time will tell. Wouldn’t that be amazing, though? Continue reading →
My rating: 3 of 5 stars Received: Random House Canada Publication Date: September 6th, 2016 Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers Point of View: 1st Person & Masculine Recommended Age: 8+ Pacing: Normal Genres & Themes: Middle Grade, Contemporary, Non Fiction, Memoir, Beauty, Bullying
When Robert Hoge was born, he had a tumor the size of a tennis ball in the middle of his face and short, twisted legs. Surgeons removed the tumor and made him a new nose from one of his toes. Amazingly, he survived with a face that would never be the same.
Strangers stared at him. Kids called him names, and adults could be cruel, too. Everybody seemed to agree that he was ugly. But Robert refused to let his face define him. He played pranks, got into trouble, had adventures with his big family, and finally found a sport that was perfect for him to play. AndRobert came face to face with the biggest decision of his life, he followed his heart.
This poignant memoir aboutovercoming bullying andthriving with disabilitiesshows that what makes us ugly also makes us who we are. It features a reflective foil cover and black-and-white illustrations throughout.Continue reading →