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A Bintel Brief
A Bintel Brief Love and Longing in Old New York By Finck, Liana (Book - 2014 ) GN FINCK 2014 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 2 on 3 copies

Annotation:A poignant story of the struggles, heartbreaks and possibilities in the lives of early Jewish immigrants as told through the advice column of the Yiddish newspaper 'The Forward.'

Darkroom
Darkroom A Memoir in Black and White By Weaver, Lila Quintero (Book - 2012 ) GN 976.1092 WEAVER 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A moving story of a Latina girl and her immigrant family amidst the turmoil of the Civil Rights Movement in the south. Beautiful black and white drawings compliment her memoir.

Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me
Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me By Pekar, Harvey (Book - 2012 ) GN 956.94 PEKAR 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:For all of us who have mixed feelings about the whole Israel situation, this book is for us. It's a wonderful exploration of Pekar's relationship to Zionism and Israel.

Fun Home
Fun Home A Family Tragicomic By Bechdel, Alison (Book - 2006 ) GN BECHDEL All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 20 on 13 copies

Annotation:A powerful graphic novel-memoir, this is the story of Alison's father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian house, a third-generation funeral home director, a high school English teacher, an icily distant parent, and a closeted homosexual and Alison's search to try to understand him.

Calling Dr. Laura
Calling Dr. Laura A Graphic Memoir By Georges, Nicole J. (Book - 2013 ) GN 920 GEORGES 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:This is the story of what happens when you have grown up believing one thing and then find out the truth is a completely different thing.

How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less
How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less By Glidden, Sarah (Book - 2010 ) GN 956.94054092 GLIDDEN 2010 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Another great exploration of how to reconcile Jewish identity with the history and governmental policies of Israel. Sarah Glidden is ambivalent about taking her Birthright trip and she spends her visit to Israel grappling with this ambivalence.

Stitches
Stitches A Memoir By Small, David (Book - 2009 ) GN 741.6092 SMALL 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:When David Small was fourteen-years-old, he awoke from a supposedly harmless operation to discover that he had been transformed into a virtual mute - a vocal cord removed, his throat slashed and stitched together like a bloody boot. This is the story of his descent into adolescent hell and the difficult journey he took to triumph.

The Complete Maus
The Complete Maus By Spiegelman, Art (Book - 1997 ) ygn 940.5318 SPIEGELMA

Annotation:The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father's story. A haunting story.

Blankets
Blankets A Graphic Novel By Thompson, Craig (Book - 2003 ) GN THOMPSON Available in some locations

Annotation:Though the cover says: ''graphic novel'', this book clearly is quite closely based on Craig Thompson's life. It is a sensitive memoir that recreates the confusion, emotional pain and isolation of the author's rigidly fundamentalist Christian upbringing, along with the trepidation of growing into maturity (Publishers Weekly).

Waltz With Bashir
Waltz With Bashir A Lebanon War Story : [a Graphic Novel] By Folman, Ari (Book - 2009 ) GN 956.92044 FOLMAN 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:In Beirut in September 1982, while Israeli soldiers secured the area, a Christian militia entered the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila and massacred hundreds, if not thousands, of Palestinians. Ari Folman was one of those Israeli soldiers, but for more than twenty years he remembered nothing of that night. Then came a friend's disturbing dream and with it Folman's need to excavate the truth of the war in Lebanon and answer the crucial question: What was he doing during the hours of slaughter at Sabra and Shatila?

The Plane Story
The Plane Story By Sacco, Kevin (Book - 2011 ) GN 920 SACCO 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Kevin Sacco tells his story of making his way into the New York commercial art scene of the 1970's. Along the way, we are introduced to his Communist-turned-ad exec father, a mother he never knew he had, a cigarette-smoking guardian angel, and a bevy of characters that all influence his fate. The Plane Story tells the universal story of a young man with a dream as he encounters the world's complicated realities.

Marbles
Marbles Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me : A Graphic Memoir By Forney, Ellen (Book - 2012 ) GN 920 FORNEY 2012 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1 on 12 copies

Annotation:One of the best portrayals of the dilemmas faced by a creative person suffering from bipolar disorder. As Ellen puts it, "Who gets to be crazy-brilliant, and who's just crazy-crazy?"

Persepolis
Persepolis By Satrapi, Marjane (Book - 2003 ) GN 955.053 SATRAPI All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 7 on 13 copies

Annotation:A beautiful and terrifying story of Marjane Satrapi's childhood under the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

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