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Adventures-of-a-French-Reader
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Excellent graphic memoir about the author's experience in the oil sands. Beaton offers a well-constructed immersive journey into her experience. It offers a lot of food for thoughts.

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kwmg40
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Outstanding graphic-novel memoir of the author's two years working in the Alberta oil sands. This is one of the 2023 #CanadaReads shortlist books. Highly recommended.

This was my final book finished for the #20in4 #readathon and I managed 15.5 hours, my highest total yet for this event! Thanks to @Andrew65 for hosting.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3d
jlhammar I agree, this was so good! Glad it‘s one of the Canada Reads contenders. 3d
Andrew65 That‘s brilliant, thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂🥰📚 2d
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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A phenomenal graphic memoir. Beaton's art is precise and emotionally engaging, her choices of description and dialogue poignant and thought-provoking. It's about her two years working in the Alberta oil sands to pay off her student loans. Her story dives deep into the everyday realities of this work and intersecting issues of gender, class, and regional identities. For a book that consists mostly of work conversations, it's incredibly engaging.

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Content warnings for rape, sexual harassment, and misogyny 3d
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ETALTON
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My kid loves graphic novels, but I had never read one. I heard about this graphic novel on bipolar Reddit and decided to try one out. It‘s pretty great.

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LibrarianRyan
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4 ⭐ This graphic novel is both heartbreaking and contemplative. Its the story of a modern family both past and present, and the difference in life between two mothers. The author gives us the true accounts of her, her mom, her dad, brother sisters, and how it correlates to the life that she lives now. This graphic memoir has been chosen as an NEA big read book for this year, and after reading it, I understand why.

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Adventures-of-a-French-Reader
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Pickpick

Riad Sattouf continues to recount his childhood in Syria.
Riad Sattouf does a great job at describing his experiences with honesty: school, life in his village, holidays, etc. Even the parts that are violent.
In this installment, the use of the child as a narrator actually increases the emotional weight of some events: assassination of the aunt, a pupil not coming back to school.
I preferred this book to the previous one.

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melissajayne
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The selections for #canadareads 2023 have been selected and they are:
• Ducks (tagged book)
• Greenwood
• Hotline
• Mexican Gothic
• Station Eleven

If you don't get CBC, you can probably get the feed through their podcast of the same title in your preferred podcast app.

https://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/meet-the-canada-reads-2023-contenders-1.671...

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Pinta
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Heartfelt & hilarious. Graphic novel depicting tough conversations with drawings of flat, expressionless faces. Blank stare in face of bigotry, misunderstanding. Absorption/refusal. Dissonance. Emotion in language, not image. Motherhood, daughterhood, interracial families, dating, marriage, identity, professional success. Section on 9/11 so evocative of that time of loss & confusion. Open w/ her own biases. ???s asked & answered. Intimate. 2019

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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ To pay off student debt, Beaton headed west to the Alberta oil sands for a quick buck. This encapsulated society exposed her to gendered violence and the detrimental effects on local First Nations peoples. The blatant misogyny in these camps was sickening, but felt unavoidable and impossible to report. Weighed down by her debt, she stayed, then created a beautiful art piece about it. A beautiful #chunkster of a graphic memoir!

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DogMomIrene
They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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This one‘s been on the TBR for a long time. While most of the story covers George Takei‘s childhood imprisoned in Japanese Interment camps during WWII, he also covers his adult thoughts about his childhood experience, including conversations with his father. He gives personal context to various historical moments when the US has tried to reconcile with this dark smear on our democracy.

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