It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day! For an excellent look at the history of King’s time period, check out the March graphic novel series by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and illustrated by Nate Powell. (March, Book 3 was one of our winners in last year’s contest.)
The featured finalist review of the day also looks at a YA graphic novel: Soupy Leaves Home, written by Cecil Castellucci and illustrated by Jose Pimienta. On her blog Reading by the Pond, Round 2 judge Julie Williams reviewed this story about a girl and a hobo during the Great Depression:
The story was really good and had a lot of truth and insight in it as well as a historical perspective.