The Hard Tomorrow, a stunningly detailed black-and-white graphic novel, ponders over the “readiness” for parenthood. The answer is a complicated blend of politics and naïve belief, but it emerges in a display of hope and audacious motherhood.
Juli Anna Herndon
Ann E. Wallace’s debut collection of poems,Counting by Sevens, is, at first glance, about the wounds we all bear as humans. Some of these wounds are borne publicly, such as the collective trauma brought on by cultural tragedy. Other hurts—those stemming from illness or personal tragedy—are endured more privately.
Hail and Farewell is a story told poetically by an increasingly likable narrator, each small, vivid piece adding its own unapologetically human element to the narrative. It’s a story and an education, tender and profane, about a woman who marries an Army Ranger and signs her name to a way of life.
Through the lens of Austin’s family’s story, Motherhood So White is also the thoroughly researched how-to guide everyone raising a Black child needs. The book covers race and racism as they intersect with parenting and a wide range of topics including history, media, religion, pop culture, and politics.
You Are No Longer in Trouble does not sugar-coat or put a movie shine on the life of a teacher. It also does not try to be shocking or bleak about the profession. O’Donnell strikes a well-balanced tone, providing a realistic sense of the life of a teacher.
Open the pages of The Four Ugliest Children in Christendom and enter another world. In this intriguing, provocative poetry collection, Welsch confronts societal expectations, the ethics of research, the pressures and complications of parenting and adoption, and shifting definitions of truth and beauty.
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