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Tuesday, August 4, 6:00 PM ET
Graphic Novel Book Group with Emily discusses Good Talk
Led (virtually!) by Greenlight bookseller Emily, our graphic novel book group reads and discusses comics and graphic novels in a variety of genres. For August, the group discusses Good Talk by Mira Jacob, the acclaimed author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing. Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob’s half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about everything. At first they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated. Trying to answer him honestly, Mira has to think back to where she’s gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about race, color, sexuality, and, of course, love. Written with humor and vulnerability, this deeply relatable graphic memoir is a love letter to the art of conversation—and to the hope that hovers in our most difficult questions.