Has your child ever asked you difficult questions? the kind of questions that leave you fumbling, unexpectedly, for an answer? Jacob opens her book with just such a conversation between herself and her 6-year-old son.
Described as “beautiful and eye-opening,” “vulnerable…and deeply relatable,” as well as “hilarious and heart-rending,” this graphic memoir about being brown in America was named one of the ten best books of the year by the Chicago Tribune, the New York Public Library, and Publishers Weekly. It was also named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review, Time, BuzzFeed, Esquire, Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews.
If you have never read a graphic memoir before, there is no better place to start. Best for mature teens / adults. It would make a wonderful book group choice — especially for book groups looking for a way to deepen (or simply begin) conversations about racism and identity. Jacob looks unsparingly at the things that divide us and simultaneously offers us “the hope that hovers in our most difficult questions.”
Right now, only available as an eaudiobook here.