Articles tagged "Jillian Tamaki"
These ten Macmillan titles are some of Publishers Weekly‘s Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2017:
BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer
In a future strewn with the cast-off experiments of an industrial laboratory known only as the Company, a scavenger named Rachel survives alongside her lover, Wick, a dealer of memory-altering beetles with whom she takes shelter from the periodic ravages of a giant mutant bear named Mord. One day, caught in Mord’s fur, Rachel finds the bizarre, shape-shifting creature “like a hybrid of sea anemone and squid” she calls Borne.
AMBERLOUGH by Lara Elena Donnelly
Donnelly’s debut, a fast-moving tale of desperate love and intrigue in a created world that recalls Europe on the brink of WWII, is emotionally wrenching and shockingly timely.
AFTERLAND by Mai Der Vang
Vang, the 2016 Walt Whitman Award winner, tells the story of Hmong diaspora forced out of Laos and into exile as a result of the U.S.’s secret war. Vang’s unflinching poems address the status of refugees, including her family, and Hmong resilience in exile.
BOUNDLESS by Jillian Tamaki
Tamaki’s last two books—THIS ONE SUMMER and SUPER MUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY—showed she is one of the world’s best cartoonists, and this collection of her evocative short stories will just cement her reputation.
THIS CLOSE TO HAPPY: A Reckoning with Depression by Daphne Merkin
A personal account of a life afflicted with depression, from an affluent but neglected childhood to the present day.
THE NOVEL OF THE CENTURY: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables by David Bellos
Bellos, a translator of French literature, proves that the story of how Victor Hugo’s classic novel came to life is a complex and engrossing epic all its own.
LOCKING UP OUR OWN: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr.
Former public defender Forman offers a complex look at the part played by African-Americans in shaping criminal justice policy.
RECKLESS DAUGHTER: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe
A biography, with dozens of in-person interviews with Mitchell, reveals the backstory behind the famous songs—from her youth on the Canadian prairie, the child she gave up for adoption, through her albums and love affairs, to the present. readmoreremove
Make your library’s digital shelf A+ with our Back to School e-Book sale for libraries!
Running now through September 30, more than 30 e-Books from bestselling YA & Children’s authors (Rainbow Rowell! Marissa Meyer! Leigh Bardugo! Gene Luen Yang! Jillian Tamaki!) will be discounted 30% off (with our regular lending terms).
Click here to download the spreadsheet of all available titles with exact price changes.
Booklist recently announced their Top 10 Graphic Novel picks (from March 2015 – February 2016) and three books from Macmillan made the list!
DEMOCRACY by Alecos Papadatos and Abraham Kawa
Papadatos and Kawa’s tale follows Leander, an early follower of Cleisthenes, often called the father of democracy, in what is not only a compelling story but an expertly realized piece of historical fiction.
ROSALIE LIGHTNING by Tom Hart
With stunning, evocative artwork, Hart tells the heartbreaking tale of his daughter’s death mere weeks before her second birthday and the grief he and his wife faced in the aftermath. Extraordinarily moving and beautifully executed.
SYLLABUS: Notes From an Accidental Professor by Lynda Barry
Barry offers a glimpse into her creativity and teaching process in this enlightening and absorbing collection, which encourages cultivating creativity through experimentation, memory, and mindfulness. Terrifically illuminating.
Plus, SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY by Jillian Tamaki is a Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth pick!
With expert, deceptively simple artwork, Tamaki creates a heartbreaking and hilarious collection of wry vignettes, exploring the thrills and banalities of superhuman teens at boarding school.
Congrats to all of the amazing Macmillan authors who won awards or were selected for YALSA and RUSA’s various reading lists this year!
2016 Alex Awards (the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences):
BONES & ALL by Camille De Angelis
FUTURISTIC VIOLENCE AND FANCY SUITS by David Wong
HUMANS OF NEW YORK: STORIES by Brandon Stanton
See the full Alex Award list here.
See the full BFYA list here.
2016 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
DUPLICITY by N.K. Traver
See the full Quick Picks list here.
See the full PPYA list here.
See the full GGNT list here.
2016 YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell, read by Euan Morton (Macmillan Audio)
See the full Amazing Audiobooks list here.
See the full Amelia Bloomer list here.
2016 Rainbow Book List (Honors books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, and which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18.)
ABOUT A GIRL by Sarah McCarry
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY by Jillian Tamaki
We’ve got 14 books on Chicago Public Library’s 2015 Best of the Best list! Selected by a team of CPL librarians, the list represents the year’s most outstanding titles, books of exceptional quality for a diverse, city-wide readership.
A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab
JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN by Elsa Hart
A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN by Lucia Berlin
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah (a top 10 fiction pick)
PURITY by Jonathan Franzen
THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty
DO NO HARM: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh
DREAMLAND: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones
FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson
ONE OF US: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway by Asne Seierstad
THE SHEPHERD’S LIFE by James Rebanks readmoreremove
The D&Q is not for Dairy Queen, but for our beloved graphic novel imprint, Drawn & Quarterly, which turns 25 this year!
To celebrate, they’ve put out an ah-mazing anthology: DRAWN & QUARTERLY: Twenty-five Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels, which digs into the archives and features comics, biographies, personal reminiscences, and photographs, as well as new works by Michael DeForge, Guy Delisle, Miriam Katin, R. Sikoryak, and Jillian Tamaki and essays by Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Lethem, Sheila Heti, and Deb Olin Unferth.
Last weekend The New York Times ran a profile on D&Q, mentioning the anthology and how the imprint has become a champion for female cartoonists:
“So it seems somehow fitting, in a theater season in which the musical adaptation of the alternative cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel ‘Fun Home’ won five major Tonys, that Drawn & Quarterly is celebrating its 25th anniversary by putting out a strikingly designed 776-page book that makes clear that its rise from Montreal ’zine to well-regarded publisher of graphic novels is inextricably intertwined with the advance of women in independent comics.” readmoreremove