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Middle Grade Comic Club - Hybrid

Middle Grade Comic Club - Hybrid Online

Come check out our Middle Grade Comic/Manga Book Club! For our next session we will be discussing the graphic novel Salt Magic written by Hope Larson and illustrated by Rebecca Mock. This graphic novel is a standalone comic and is not part of a series. Copies of Salt Magic are available for pick up at the South Regional Library Information Desk. Please register online. This event will be happening both in-person and virtually, so feel free to attend in whichever way you prefer.

The epic, Eisner Award-winning graphic novel about a jealous witch, a withering curse, and one girl's journey to save her family-- no matter the cost.

Recipient of the Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids ages 9–12


When Vonceil's older brother, Elber, comes home to their family's Oklahoma farm after serving on the front lines of World War I, things aren't what she expects. His experiences have changed him into a serious and responsible man who doesn't have time for Vonceil anymore. He even marries the girl he had left behind.

Then a mysterious and captivating woman shows up at the farm and confronts Elber for leaving her in France. When he refuses to leave his wife, she puts a curse on the family well, turning the entire town's water supply into saltwater. Who is this lady dressed all in white, what has she done to the farm, and what does Vonceil's old uncle Dell know about her?

To find out, Vonceil will have to strike out on her own and delve deep into the world of witchcraft, confronting dangerous relatives, shapeshifting animals, a capricious Sugar Witch, and the Lady in White herself--the foreboding Salt Witch. The journey will change Vonceil, but along the way she'll learn a lot about love and what it means to grow up.

Hope Larson is the author and illustrator of the Eisner Award nominated All Summer Long and the illustrator of the Eisner Award winning A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel. Salt Magic is an utterly unique graphic fairy tale complete with striking illustrations by Rebecca Mock.

An ALSC Notable Children's Book
An ALA Graphic Novel's & Comics Round Table Top Ten Best Graphic Novels for Children Selection
A Mighty Girl Best Book of the Year
A Booklist Editors' Choice

Date:
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Time:
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
South Regional - Children's Programming Room
Location:
South Regional Library
Audience:
  Elementary School     Middle School     Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds  
Categories:
  Book Club  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Zac Morgan