The Classroom Bookshelf
April 26, 2022 by Renee Scott
The plot may be confusing, but the laughs are non-stop in Cross-Dressing Villainess Cecilia Sylvie, the story of a girl trying to live by her own rules—in an otome game.
July 22, 2021 by Esther Keller
Kyle's Little Sister is a sibling story that's also about friendship, misunderstanding, and middle-school angst, with a dose of family drama.
November 20, 2020 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Claudia Gray's YA Star Wars novel Leia, Princess of Alderaan receives a manga adaptation thanks to manga-ka Haruichi and Yen Press, giving fans yet another option for high-quality comics adventures starring their favorite characters.
June 5, 2019 by Esther Keller
NYC Book Expo 2019 has come to a close. And while it ran for 3 days, piggybacked by Book Con, at the Jacob Javitz center in NYC, I was only able to attend 1 day. I would have surely enjoyed another day, and would have probably seen so much more, but I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and came home with piles of books to read.
December 10, 2018 by Esther Keller
This is my 17th year in middle school. Sure, I should probably graduate, but I do like the age a lot. It makes work exciting most days. When I read certain books, I just feel like the author (artist) has captured what goes on in a given day. The Berrybrook Middle School series just gets […]
August 28, 2018 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Teasing Master Takagi-san, vol. 1 Writer/artist: Soichiro Yamamoto Yen Press; $13 Rate T for Teen The single joke of Teasing Master Takagi-san, which gets repeated in a different way in each of the nine stories in this first collection, doubles as its premise: Excitable middle-schooler Nishikata sits next to Takagi in just about every class, […]
July 24, 2018 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Sacrificial Princess and The King of The Beasts, vol. 1 Writer/artist: Yu Tomofuji Yen Press; $13 Yet another riff on the story of Beauty and the Beast, manga-ka Yu Tomofuji’s Sacrificial Princess and The King of The Beasts features a beast with more than a passing resemblance to the Disney one. In fact, this horned […]
June 6, 2018 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Silver Spoon Vol. 1 Writer/artist: Hiromu Arakawa Yen Press; $15 Rated T for Teen Phenomenal success can present difficult challenges. For example, say you created a manga series that ran for nine years, filled 27 collected volumes and was adapted into a pair of television shows, two feature-length animated films, a live-action film, a handful […]
May 30, 2018 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Star Wars: Lost Stars Vol. 1 Writers: Claudia Gray and Yusaku Komiyama Artist: Yusaku Komiyama Yen Press; $13 Rated T for Teen This is a manga adaptation of Claudia Gray’s 2015 prose novel of the same name, and as I read, I couldn’t help but wonder if Crossed Stars might not have been a better […]
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