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Make Me a Woman by Vanessa Davis
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bookshelves: adult, biographical, graphic-memoir, graphicnovel, nonfic, realistic, short-stories, feminist
Read from November 30 to December 06, 2010

This is a rather amazing collection of sketches and completed comics created by Vanessa Davis. She's close to me in age, so I appreciated her perspective on growing up as a woman in the world. She also talks a lot about being part of the Jewish culture, and the book starts with her bat mitzvah. She ends with a comic about feeling restless, needing to settle down, and decide what she's going to do with her life. The title "Make Me a Woman" is very appropriate. It's also neat to watch her go through her twenties. In some ways, I'm torn - she could have been a little more selective about the titles she included and worked them up - there's a lot of unfinished images. But in some ways that the joy of this. Good good stuff.

Oh yeah, and she also includes full page illustrations of women between sections of the book. I like the way she draws them.
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