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Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 2: The Victim Syndicate by James Tynion IV, et. al.
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The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman and Emily Rankin (Narrator)
Candy Slain Murder by Maddie Day and Laural Merlington (Narrator)
The Dachshund Wears Prada by Stefanie London
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Final Sentence by Daryl Wood Gerber
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Harlem Sunset by Nekesa Afia and Shayna Small (Narrator)
Heartstopper: Volume Four by Alice Oseman
Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed
Huda F Are You? by Huda Fahmy
Into the Woods by J. Torres and Faith Erin Hicks (Illustrator)
The Marvelous by Claire Kann
Murder Is No Picnic by Amy Pershing and Patti Murin (Narrator)
My Dress-Up Darling, Volume 3 by Shinichi Fukuda
Noragami: Stray God, Volume 14 by Adachitoka
Osmo Unknown and the Eightpenny Woods by Catherynne M. Valente
Our Tragic Universe by Scarlett Thomas
Pint of No Return by Dana Mentink and Stephanie Nemeth-Parker (narrator)
Poultrygeist by Eric Geron and Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
The Sacred Bridge by Anne Hillerman
The Secret Staircase by Sheila Connolly and Emily Durante (Narrator)
Spy x Family, Volume 6 by Tatsuya Endo
The Suite Spot by Trish Doller
This Is a Book for People Who Love Birds by Danielle Belleny and Stephanie D Singleton (Illustrator)
Yokohama Station SF National by Yuba Isukari, Tatsuyuki Tanaka (Illustrator), and Stephen Paul (Translator)

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Huda F Are You?: 10/12/22

Huda F Are You?

Huda F Are You? by Huda Fahmy (2021) is a YA graphic novel inspired by the author's childhood in Dearborn, Michigan. Huda and her family have moved to a town with a vibrant Muslim community — a big change from where they were the only one. Now Huda feels the need to change up how she does things so she can stand out more.

In tone and theme, Huda's awkwardness in her new school reminds me of the Babymouse: Tales from the Locker series by Jennifer L Holm and Matthew Holm. With her many sisters, including the amusingly invisible one, I was reminded of the Friends graphic novel series by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham (Illustrator).

I found Huda's desire for practicality and comfort in her day to day attire relatable. Although her choice and my choice on that account are very different, I got where she was coming from.

But this isn't just about being the oddball at a new school. In the background of her time at high school is a boy being arrested for making a fake bomb. It was a Halloween costume. For a longer exploration of these events, I recommend Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed (2021).

Five stars

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