Hoops | This Week’s Comics
Hoops from Candlewick Press tops this week’s list of new comics, manga, and graphic novels for readers 12 and under, along with a new graphic novel from First Second Books. Other highlights include a new graphic novel for young readers from Amulet Books, Cosmic Adventures of Astrid and Stella: Star Struck. Graphix releases the middle school graphic novel Squished, while Random House Graphics releases the fascinating nonfiction graphic novel Hidden Systems: Water, Electricity, The Internet, And The Secrets Behind The Systems We Use Every Day.
Family Time #4 (Cover A Asiah Fulmore), $3.99
Cosmic Adventures Of Astrid And Stella Star Struck GN, $12.99
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Betty And Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #312, $9.99
Hoops GN, $12.99 **Weekly Pick**
DARK HORSE COMICS
Star Wars The High Republic Adventures #3 (Of 8)(Cover A Harvey Monticillo), $3.99
Batman And Scooby-Doo Mysteries #6 (Cover A Erich Owen), $2.99
Looney Tunes #271 (Cover A Robert Pope), $2.99
Batpig Volume 3 Go Pig Or Go Home HC, $14.99
Darkwing Duck #3 (Cover A Lesley Leirix Li), $3.99
FIRST SECOND BOOKS
Bea Wolf GN, $19.99
Squished GN, $12.99
Cryptid Club Volume 2 A Nessie Situation GN, $8.99
Glork Patrol Volume 3 Glork Patrol And The Magic Robot HC, $9.99
Guardians Of Horsa Volume 2 The Naysayers GN, $9.99
Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #4 (Of 5)(Cover A Ken Lashley), $3.99
NORTON YOUNG READERS
Link And Hud Volume 1 Heroes By A Hair HC, $16.95
RANDOM HOUSE GRAPHIC
Hidden Systems Water Electricity The Internet And The Secrets Behind The Systems We Use Every Day GN, $17.99
Animal Crossing New Horizons Volume 4 GN, $9.99
Hoops GN – Candlewick Press releases a graphic novel inspired by a true story. It is 1975 in Indiana, and the Wilkins Regional High School girl’s basketball team is in their rookie season. Despite having to practice at night in the elementary school and playing to empty bleachers, the girls are undefeated. The Lady Bears don’t have buses to deliver them to away games and they have no uniforms. They are their own laundry service. With t-shirts and electrical tape, they’ve made their own uniforms and go to their games in a Winnebego motorhome. But with help from a committed female coach, they continue to win again and again, despite the odds. Illustrating the ongoing battle of women striving for equality in sports, this story is filled with honesty, bravery, and heart. It would make a great addition for any Women’s History collection.
Bea Wolf GN – First Second spins the story of Beowulf into a modern middle-grade graphic novel. For generations, children have partied in the kid-forged sanctuary of Treeheart, located somewhere in a generic suburb. But when the merrymaking disturbs Mr. Grindle, their joyless adult neighbor, the kids’ fun is cut short. Grindle, the guardian of gloom, lays siege to Treeheart, using his power to transform happy children into sullen adults! The survivors of the onslaught call out for help—and are answered by a warrior with an unbreakable will and an appetite for mischief that is unbounded. It is Bea Wolf. Told in iambic alliterations and illustrated in finely drawn black and white, this retelling of the oldest surviving English poem will delight readers both young and old.
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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