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Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir

By Pedro Martin Publisher: Guppy Books ISBN: 978916558069 It’s the late 70s, and American-born Pedro has been told that the entire family is off to Mexico to collect his grandfather. Pedro’s parents, and half his siblings, are Mexican immigrants, while the rest of the kids are, like Pedro, born in the USA. All in all, […]

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By Tobias Taitt & Anthony Smith Publisher: Soaring Penguin Press ISBN: 9781908030498 Adapted from Tobias Taitt’s autobiography, this is the story of a young boy failed by his mother and then the care system. Ultimately this would lead to a life of crime, violence and prison, but Anthony Smith’s adaptation shows us the events that […]

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A New Jerusalem

By Benjamin Dickson Publisher: New Internationalist ISBN: 9781780264424 A New Jerusalem is a story of new beginnings at the end of WW2 where an eleven-year-old boy awaits the return of his father. They live in Bristol, heavily bombed during the war, where rationing still bites and children play amongst the bombed-out detritus of other people’s […]

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