Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Aya - Graphic Novel by Marguerite Abouet

Been busy the last several months finishing my latest book and seeing it published. Now, am trying to catch up on my kid's lit list. I just purchased "AYA" by Marguerite Abouet, illustrated by Clement Oubrerie at Politics and Prose, a local DC bookstore and institution. It's a nearly 100 page graphic novel about a young African girl coming of age. Has any read it yet or its sequel - Aya of Yop City? Enjoy!


campbele said...

I have not read Aya or Aya of Yop but I do have both of them in my media center and middle school girls really enjoy them. While I prefer working with high school students, I find that middle schoolers are more willing to explore different varieties of literature.

susan said...

Read it. Love it! I have the sequel. I need a wet noodle lashing for not writing a review.

Omoruyi Uwuigiaren said...

Kyra, I appreciate your support for writers. The world will always remember you.

Angela McCree, Founder of LIFE Wellness (Living In Full Entitlement) said...

Yes, I have read this graphic novel. I am not a fan of comic books and was surprised when my college course required us to read what is not called a "Graphic Novel".

I am a 39 year old woman of three daughters and I want each of them to read this book! In the preface, the writer explained that our american society believes Africa to be all village, poverty and that it is so much different from our society. It is refreshing, yet sad to now know that the life of an african girl is not much different from the life of an african girl. In both societies there are those that aspire to rise above the state that they are currently encompassed, and there are those which fall into the basic standard of life and become what we call a part of the stereotypical problem.