LIVE via Zoom: Graphic Novel Book Group with Emily

Live via Zoom:
Wednesday, April 1, 5:30 PM
PLG Graphic Novel Book group discusses A Fire Story

For the month of April, all of Greenlight's book groups discuss titles related to climate change and the environment in observation of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Led by Greenlight bookseller Emily, our graphic novel book group in Prospect Lefferts Gardens reads and discusses comics and graphic novels in a variety of genres. For April, the group discusses A Fire Story by award-winning writer and cartoonist Brian Fies. Early morning on Monday, October 9, 2017, wildfires burned through Northern California, resulting in 44 fatalities. In addition, 6,200 homes and 8,900 structures were destroyed. Fies’s firsthand account of this tragic event is an honest, unflinching depiction of his personal experiences, including losing his house and every possession he and his wife had that didn’t fit into the back of their car. In the days that followed, as the fires continued to burn through the area, Fies hastily pulled together A Fire Story and posted it online—and it immediately went viral. He expanded his original web comic to include environmental insight and the fire stories of his neighbors and others in his community. A Fire Story is a candid testimony of the wildfires that left homes destroyed, families broken, and a community determined to rebuild.


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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 5:30pm

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A Fire Story By Brian Fies Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419735851
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 5th, 2019