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Thursday, January 16, 2014

First Graphic Novel of 2014

A Bag of Marbles

Bag of Marbles

By: Joseph Joffo

Genre: YA Graphic Novel

Pages: 126

Published: 2013

Read: January

3 out of 5

Not knowing until I finished, this is yet another nonfiction autobiographical graphic novel. It is the true story of two Jewish brothers' journey to freedom during World War II.  It was a good adaption for his novel and the illustrations were artistic (except everyone looked like they either had bags under their eyes or black eyes). I enjoyed the few German phrases (with interpretations) included in story. I wasn't overly impressed though nor would I go out of my way to recommend this graphic novel to everyone. However, it would be a great read for teens that need some insight of Jewish life during WWII, but don't want to read an entire history book.

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