Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Review: Love is Love organized by Marc Andreyko

Title: Love is Love
Author: Marc Andreyko (organized by)
Year Published: 2016

Genre: YA/Adult fiction (graphic novel)
Pages: 352
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Location (my 2018 Google Reading map)USA (FL)

FTC Disclosure: I borrowed this book from a colleague

Summary (from the inside flap of the book): The comic book industry comes together to support the survivors and honor those killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016.

Writers and artists from across the globe have created exclusive new material expressing their sorrow, compassion, frustration, and hope, all inspired by the tragic events. In doing so, they celebrate the victims, survivors, and their families while also spreading a message of peace and inclusion.
 

Review: I borrowed this book from a colleague since I am working on creating curriculum about LGBTQ+ history. It really packs a punch and I sat on my couch with tears streaming down my face as I read it. It brought back memories of hearing the news about the shooting in the Pulse nightclub and how shocked, angry, and sad I felt at the time.

Each artist and author combination created one or two page stories that celebrate the lives of those who died, love in all its forms, and those who were left behind. The artwork is beautiful and haunting, the words touching and strong. The stories are varied and all make their mark.

Challenges for which this counts: none

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