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Published March 4th 2016
Great graphic novels for women and teenager girls
Reading graphic novels is a great way to transport yourself back to your childhood and in this case; connecting with other female minds, discovering their fictional or real stories and finding similarities with our own lives.Looking at the detailed drawings and dipping your toes in a caricature world gives you a warm feeling, so here is a little list of some great graphic novels for women, feel free to recommend your personal favourites in the comment box below.
1."The Color of Water" by Kim Dong Hwa (Trilogy)
In this black and white series, Hwa carefully constructs the story of Ehwa; a teenager girl from countryside Korea, her struggle of growing up into a woman, a constant search for true love and the unique bond and battles with her mother.The novel has a beautiful sober style of drawing yet it approaches raw human emotions and deep thought patterns of a female teenager's mind.
"The Color of Water
2. "French Milk" by Lucy Knisley
This travel memoir/diary portraits the story of a 20 something year old and her 50 something year old mom who spend a month in Paris together, if you are ok with that being the story itself you will find this a pleasure to read.Knisley has a cute, very detailed drawing style, seeing what she ate, what she did, where she went and the little things she notices along Paris is a complete delight to the eyes.
3."Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi
This popular all time favourite has even made it to the big screen!The memoir wraps not only humour, heartbreak,history and cultural issues, it also tells the life story of Satrapi growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Persepolis will captivate you with it's bold black and white style and the way in which Marjane Satrapi tells her own story with such raw honesty, warm humour and detailed memories.
4."Hidden" by Mirranda Burton
In this series of 4 short books; Burton shares her experience of working with intellectually disabled adults as an arts teacher and therapist. "Hidden" is honest and captivating as it not only explores the importance of such community spaces and activities, it also describes all the little idiosyncrasies which make us unique, weird and beautifully flawed.
5."When Do They Serve the Wine?-The Folly, Flexibility, and Fun of Being a Woman" by Liza Donelly
The New Yorkercartoonist has a fun, colourful and humorous sketching style that will have you agreeing, laughing and shedding a tear or two.This one sit read is a series of situations, honest thoughts and hilarious scenarios of most women's lives.The book will have you nodding at every page, and if it is not something that has happened to you, it will remind you of a woman you know who has been there! Crack open a bottle of wine and enjoy the hilarity of it.
"When do They Serve the Wine?
6."Women: Body-Positive Art to Inspire and Empower" by Carol Rosetti
This series of warm coloured illustrations describes all the different issues women face in modern society: discrimination, physical disability or illness, motherhood, sexuality, career progression, body image, self esteem, fashion, religion, lifestyle choices, you name it! The book offers words of encouragement which all together create: a vision of freedom, an inspiration to self love and a journey to empower you and every other female live our lives exactly the way we are meant to.