Suzanne – The Jazz Age Goddess of Tennis | Preview
Avery Hill is a small publisher that is based in the UK and has an eye for good comics: They published Tillie Walden’s debut graphic novel, The End of Summer, as well as the two that followed. Most of their graphic novels lean toward literary and adult, but Suzanne, by the Edinburgh-based creator Tom Humberstone, is the exception: It’s a nonfiction YA title about a pioneering woman athlete. Here’s the blurb:
One of the greatest tennis players the world has ever seen was a woman few even remember.
A championship player by the age of fifteen in a Europe overshadowed by impending war, Suzanne Lenglen broke records for ticket sales and match winning streaks, scandalised and entranced the public with her playing outfits, and became a pioneer, making friends and enemies throughout restrictive tennis society in the trailblazing jazz age.
We’re happy to be able to present a preview of this graphic novel, which will be released in the U.S. as a 208-page, full-color paperback on September 8. Please note that these pages do not run in sequence but are selected from throughout the book to give a sense of the storytelling style. Enjoy!
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About Brigid Alverson
Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
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