Our featured reviewer of the day is Debra Touchette, a Round 1 Judge for Graphic Novels and blogger over at (Library Lass) Adventures in Reading and the group blog Guys Lit Wire. A couple of months ago she brought us a review of Cybils nominee Drama by Raina Telgemeier, and today we're posting another of Debra's reviews to kick off the finalist reading period!
That review covers Middle Grade Graphic Novels finalist Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, by Joseph Lambert. This Center for Cartoon Studies title is more than just another straightforward biographical piece about Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan. As Debra puts it in her review,
Read the full review here.
One of the great strengths of this book is the way Lambert depicts what it might have looked like in Helen's mind as she became more connected with the world, with the panels going from mostly black to filled with shapes and words as she learns to communicate, with Annie's help.