I love Marshmallow! This sweet, intelligent creature is sure to win over animal lovers. Jordan's profound sense of loss when she can't play basketball with her team and her commitment to learning a new sport will resonate with sports fans as well. The drawings have a beautiful, dreamlike quality while remaining rooted in real-life, which is perfect for the magical realism of the story. I love that the author includes the occasional word in Indonesian and all the details of the setting. A great comic book with wide appeal.
Marshmallow & Jordan by Alina Chau
3rd - 6th
tags: animals, character driven, comics, magical realism, disability, friendship, global perspectives, People of Color, school stories, sports