Saturday, January 21, 2023

Maybe An Artist by Liz Montague - OPTIONAL

Maybe An Artist by Liz Montague, 168 pages, GRAPHIC NOVEL, MEMOIR.  Penguin Random House. 2022. $25.

Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content G; Violence: G



Liz tells her story from age five through college.  She touches on her dyslexia, how she navigated a predominantly white New Jersey neighborhood as an African American, and how her dreams of being a track star shifted to art.

This is a different layout than most graphic novels, with more white space per page and far fewer cells.  While Liz’s story resonates with common themes of finding oneself and growing up, its appeal seems more limited and a little self-serving.  Liz is all about social issues, so if that is a point of interest, this may be helpful.

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