Guardian of Fukushima | This Week’s Comics
Guardian of Fukushima from Tokyopop tops this week’s list of new comics, manga, and graphic novels for readers 12 and under along with a graphic novel from Viking Books for Young Readers. Other highlights include Fae and the Moon from Little Bee Books. Red Comet Press releases Gustav and Henri Volume 2, Tiny Aunt Island while Yosemite Conservancy releases Wildheart The Daring Adventures of John Muir.
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie 1000 Page Comics Wonder TP, $15.99
World Of Betty And Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #23, $9.99
PrestonPlayz The Mystery Of The Super Spooky Secret House GN, $23.99
My Little Pony #10 (Cover A Amy Mebberson), $3.99
Sonic The Hedgehog #58 (Cover A Tracy Yardley), $3.99
LITTLE BEE BOOKS
Fae And The Moon GN, $14.99
Choose Your Own Adventure Journey Under The Sea TP, $12.99
RANDOM HOUSE BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Hilo Volume 9 Gina And The Last City On Earth GN, $13.99
RED COMET PRESS
Gustav And Henri Volume 2 Tiny Aunt Island TP, $14.99
Peanuts Adventures With Linus And Friends TP, $11.99
Guardian Of Fukushima GN, $19.99 **Weekly Pick**
VIKING BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Nayra And The Djinn GN, $13.99 **Weekly Pick**
Wildheart The Daring Adventures Of John Muir GN, $14.99
Guardian Of Fukushima GN – Tokyopop releases a manga about the power of nature and human resilience. On March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake struck off the coast of Japan. This event triggered a devastating tsunami, which destroyed the core three reactors of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. This tragedy cost almost 20,000 lives and devastated countless more. But Naoto Matsumura, a farmer evacuated from the deadly radiation zone, was unwilling to abandon his beloved animals. He chose to return home to his farm and began caring for not just his animals but all of the animals, livestock and pets alike, who had been left behind. Based on a true story, this graphic novel from France shows one man’s fight for the beauty of life.
Nayra And The Djinn GN – Viking Books for Young Readers releases a coming-of-age graphic novel with a fantastical twist. Nothing is going right for Nayra Mansour. She’s under constant pressure from her strict family, dealing with ruthless bullying at her school, and exhausting friendship demands from Rami, the only other Muslim girl at school. Nayra is ready to give in and transfer schools to escape it all, when she meets Marjan, a mysterious djinn. Being a mythical being from Islamic folklore, Marjan uses their powers and wisdom to help Nayra, but their past of secrets, guilt and trouble has followed them into the human world and could lead to Nayra paying the price if they don’t face what they’ve done. This story of strength, identity and most of all friendship, will appeal to middle grade readers.
Filed under: All Ages
About Lori Henderson
Lori Henderson is a mother of two teenage daughters and an avid reader. She blogs about manga at her personal blog Manga Xanadu as well as contributing and editing for Manga Village. She blogs about all things fandom (mainly Doctor Who) at her other personal blog Fangirl Xanadu. She's been at it so for over 5 years now and counting!
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