Week 1: Two books with a strong female lead
It was difficult choosing just two. I don’t think my first choice will come as much of a surprise, considering how often I gush about it.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The fact that Starr turned a tragedy into an opportunity for activism is absolutely amazing. The Hate U Give also worked out amazingly on screen, too. I can’t get enough of Angie Thomas and I need to get a copy of On the Come Up asap.
In Real Life by Cory Doctorow, Illustrated by Jen Wang
I read In Real Life when I first started getting into graphic novels. Anda is going through a huge transition in life, moving to a new city and trying to find her bearings at school. This game becomes a safe-haven for her. It’s also a story that isn’t all surface material, it deals with actual issues facing the world today.