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All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Ascender, Volume 1: The Haunted Galaxy by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
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If da Vinci Painted a Dinosaur by Amy Newbold
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The Haunting on Heliotrope Lane by Carolyn Keene
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not by Robin Mayhall
Heartwood Hotel: Home Again by Kallie George
The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Part Three by Michael Dante DiMartino
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan
Lyle and the Birthday Party by Bernard Waber
Mimi Lee Gets a Clue by Jennifer J. Chow
Nate Expectations by Tim Federle
No Mallets Intended by Victoria Hamilton
Shadow of the Batgirl by Sarah Kuhn and Nicole Goux
Stand Up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica Kim
This is Rome by Miroslav Sasek
The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Verse and Vengeance by Amanda Flower
We Are the Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian
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Go to Sleep (I Miss You): 04/02/20

Go to Sleep (I Miss You)

Go to Sleep (I Miss You) by Lucy Knisley is the follow up to Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos (2019). While it's another memoir, this one is more of a single panel comic interspersed with some sketches. The change in the art is part of the message: being a mother of a baby is physically and mentally draining.

Being an artist and a mother as well, I'm frankly amazed she produced a book. I ended up essentially taking ten years off from my painting, doing only digital art, while my children were little.

Each page is a scene out of a day in the life of being a new parent. There are pages on what it's like to breast feed that are funny and relatable. There are scenes on what it's like carrying a baby in sling in different seasons. Sometimes it's awkward because of jackets. Sometimes it's unbearable because of the heat.

Although the artwork is simpler than her other recent books, her ability to capture key pieces of a person's character is there. The blunt humor is also still there.

Her next book is Stepping Stones a graphic novel that seems to draw inspiration from Relish (2013). It releases May 5, 2020.

Five stars

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