Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Diary of a Young Girl, Now in Graphic Memoir Format!

Nonfiction graphic novel alert!

Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl has been adapted into a graphic memoir!

This quote from the Bustle article discussing the new adaption captures the magic and potential of this new format so well: "The graphic adaptation juxtaposes the text The Diary of a Young Girl with beautiful artwork by David Polonsky to show readers some of the things that Anne Frank doesn't explicitly mention but certainly existed in Amsterdam during the Nazi invasion. Through the artwork, readers are shown how daily discrimination against Jewish people played out, what the secret annex (and its occupants) looked like, and images from the warfront and concentration camps."

Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adapation, which came out earlier this month, would be a fantastic addition to any library's shelves.  We all know that graphic novels have immense appeal among a variety of audiences and retelling such a powerful story in this new format will make it accessible to avid and reluctant readers alike.

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