Guardians of the Louvre by Jiro Taniguchi

Guardians of the Louvre written and illustrated by Jiro Taniguchi and translated by Kumar Sivasubramanian A Japanese artist stops off in Paris on his way home from a conference in Spain. Why not add an extra week to the trip and see the museums of Paris? Unfortunately he gets stuck in his hotel for a [Read More…]

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Book Review: Boxers by Gene Luen Yang

Boxers written and illustrated by Gene Luen Yang Little Bao is a young Chinese boy who loves the springtime festivals, especially the outdoor operas that tell the great stories of Chinese history and myth. Things are not as peaceful as they seem in 1890s China. A foreign priest visits the town and smashes the local [Read More…]

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Book Review: Saints by Gene Luen Yang

Saints written and illustrated by Gene Luen Yang In the mid-1880s, a girl is born into a Chinese family. She was the fourth daughter, though her three older sisters are already dead. The family doesn’t name her and takes to calling her “Four-Girl.” “Four” is a homonym for “death,” so it’s sort of a joke. [Read More…]

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