Bingo Love

Bingo Love

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"When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage."--Amazon.com.
Publisher: Portland, OR : Image Comics, 2018
ISBN: 9781534307506
1534307508
Call Number: ygn FRANKLIN 2018
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm

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"When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizin... Read More »

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zoeythekat
Jun 06, 2020

YES. This comic book is FANTASTIC. The characters are lovable, the art work is fantastic, and the plot is engaging! I loved it.

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FULCO_kirk
May 04, 2020

This series is written by an award winning comic book author, keen on providing high quality content with diverse representation by POC for everyone. The writing and story are worthy of fully realized characters, which we see in other editions of the graphic novel that go more in depth into the story. "BINGO LOVE is a touching story of love, family, and resiliency that spans over 60 years."

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SCL_Christine
Aug 10, 2019

'Traditional' family expectations force Mari and Elle into lives they would not have chosen for themselves. This is a beautiful love story that hits many emotions. The artistry and detail as the characters age is very well done. This was a wonderful read and I can't wait to read the extra content.

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Granitepath
Jul 12, 2019

This is the kind of sweet, wholesome love story everyone can enjoy. It contains young love, lives of love and service, joyful reunion, and wholehearted embrace of good and bad, happy and sad, love and loss.

Hillsboro_ElizabethH May 22, 2019

What an amazing story - after being forced apart by their families, they find each other decades later and find that they are still very much in love. They have to make some difficult decisions, but in the end, it all works out. Beautify told, wonderful illustrations.

forbesrachel May 09, 2019

Denied love. It's a story that we hear about every once in a while. But never does it become a less sad affair. Bingo Love has its own unique version though. Hazel and Mari met when they were young, but being from a conservative African-American community in 1963 meant that their relationship was pretty much doomed to cause an uproar. As Mari speaks from the future, she looks back on this time with a bittersweet fondness. Flash forward many years, and things have changed, both of these, now aging woman, are free to be honest. That doesn't mean it is easy though, they have families, but they are families that are able to accept things over time. Bingo Love has a generally warm tone thanks to the loving voice of Mari, and the art with its sweet designs and colours. The relationship of these two women may have started in their youth, but it only truly began in their golden years, thus distinguishing this comic further from other romance titles. Still the primary audience for this title is young adults, as the style will appeal more to them. This is a truly lovely story.

ArapahoeKati Jan 18, 2019

Colorful bright art made this LGBT+ graphic novel shine as it follows two queer teens, and later, as married women, with humor and love. The theme of sacrifice and duty is incredibly touching, especially seeing how it impacts the characters and their families.

KyCCL Jan 16, 2019

So cute! And an ending I didn’t see coming.

JCLStefanieE Dec 10, 2018

A beautifully illustrated romance between two girls who meet at church bingo and become friends in school and are forced apart by their families. A truthful look at the complicated way humans love and it will leave your heart warm.

WestSlope_TheaH Oct 18, 2018

High school sweethearts reunite in their later years in this sweet love story featuring two strong women of color. Pick this up if you are looking for a quick read and love graphic novels that center the experience of queer characters. This light romance (not explicit at all but there are several illustrations of the two main characters kissing) feels reminiscent of some of the relationship dynamics at play in the TV series Grace & Frankie.

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