Tag Archives: Mariko Tamaki

Asian – American Heroes, Hopes, and Hurts

This is an important time to look at graphic works depicting Asian-American heroes, hopes, and hurts. The Covid-19 pandemic has spread some virulent ideas along with its deadly virus. Once-common stereotypes and fears about Asian–Americans, in particular Chinese-Americans, have flared … Continue reading

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Graduation: Visiting the SuperMutant Magic Academy

Check your high school diploma!  See if the words “SuperMutant Magic Academy” are lurking (perhaps written in invisible ink) on that certificate of achievement.  The feelings and “A-hah!” moments evoked by Jillian Tamaki’s recent publication are heartbreakingly familiar as well … Continue reading

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Summertime Lessons

It’s summer and school vacation time here in the Northern Hemisphere.  In Australian author/illustrator Shaun Tan’s ‘neighborhood,’ though, December through February are the warmest months, bringing students their long school vacation.  Regardless of this geographical difference, both Tan and the … Continue reading

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