M.F.K.

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I won this book from the Literaticat (AKA Jennifer Laughran), So that was cool. Who doesn't love getting a new free book in the mail? I do, and my sagging bookshelves prove it. 

This story and the artwork is enchanting. It left me hoping that book 2 won't be far behind.  A brief synopsis:

Abbie is alone, traveling through what looks like a Star Wars landscape, in hopes of reaching a mountain range to scatter her mother’s ashes. She gets to the village of Little Marigold, where a boy named Jaime finds her and his family takes her in to care for her wounds. Abbie and Jaime are quick to become friends as they learn more about each other. Rogues, who bully the residents and demand gifts from them, frequently visit Little Marigold. Abbie must decide if she wants to release her hidden power to help the people who kindly healed her in a time of need, or sit back and watch them get hurt. 

The best part? a graphic novel with a deaf, non-white, female main character who doesn't need some guy to save her.

Verdict- Buy

M.F.K. By Nilah Magruder

 

Jennifer Naughton

I'm a lifelong bibliophile who happens to love children's books and who should have become a librarian. Instead I horde books in case of apocalypse or the enactment of a Fahrenheit 451 type law. My five kids accept my addiction and have learned to accept books in odd places.