River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey

In the early 20th century, Congress considered a plan to import hippopotamuses to the US in order to address a national meat shortage. These hippos would live in the swamps of Louisiana, where, presumably, ranchers would “farm” them. Thankfully, this never happened. Thankfully, also, fiction exists, because Sarah Gailey’s novella River of Teeth, which posits... Continue Reading →

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

What an absolute delight! The Prince and the Dressmaker, a gorgeous graphic novel set in late 19th century Paris, has everything I want out of a fairytale: creativity, fabulousness, whimsy, unique and courageous characters, and just enough darkness to make the happy ending both a joy and a relief. Prince Sebastian is into wearing dressers,... Continue Reading →

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