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Nick Drasno’s “Sabrina” Makes Graphic Novel History

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It’s the story of a young woman’s murder, and how the crime and its aftermath rock the fragile lives of those who knew her. Not necessarily an unusually rare storyline. Yet for Nick Drnaso’s Sabrina (Drawn and Quarterly), there is something totally unique: it takes its place as the first graphic novel (or comic, as its author calls it) ever been nominated for the Man Booker Prize, the leading literary award for works in English. Among a growing number of graphic novels with increasingly dark themes, Sabrina is now in the running for honors rivaling the 1992 Pulitzer Prize of Maus, the graphic novel about the Holocaust that depicted Nazis as cats and Jews as mice. Since Maus, noted others with serious…

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Picture This: Graphic Novels We Love from Every Genre

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. There’s something special about graphic novels. Maybe it’s the combination of art forms. Maybe it’s the unusual formatting. Maybe it’s the pops of color. Whatever it is, here at Bookish, we can’t get enough of it. That’s why we’re encouraging readers to pick up a graphic novel for this month’s reading challenge. No matter which genres speak to you, we’ve got picks for every kind of reader. Fiction             Nonfiction           Mystery & Thriller           Science Fiction & Fantasy             Romance       Young Adult             Middle Grade    …

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