New Graphic Medicine: Sept 2020

Here are the graphic medicine books coming out in September 2020. These lists will be about books that I have not yet read. If I have had the opportunity, I will let you know what I thought. If you have read one or more, please leave a comment about what you thought! 

Bookshop.org supports indie bookstores. I have become an affiliate of them. This means if you click on these links and purchase the book, I will receive a 10% kickback. Buying the book this way means you will be supporting me as well as indie bookstores. If you have any questions or concerns about this, let me know. You can find lists for graphic medicine books out each month as well as a list of major graphic medicine books. I will keep adding to this list.  

Identity: A Story of Transitioning by Corey Maison

Release Date: September 22, 2020

This is a graphic memoir about gender dysphoria and transitioning. Corey Maison is a teenager discussing her realities as a person moving into a body that is more of a reflection of herself.

Nineteen by Ancco, translated by Janet Hong

Release Date: September 22, 2020

This is a Korean book newly translated into English. The original was published in 2007. It has a series of stories centered around a community. Some of the issues included in the stories are: HIV, addiction, depression, anxiety, self-harm, physical abuse, and psychological abuse. As a counter weight, dogs are often involved in the character’s lives. 

Flamer by Mike Curato

Release Date: September 1, 2020

Flamer is a coming-of-age story enduring homophobia, bullying, and the struggle to discover who you are. It is an intimate look into Mike Curato’s teenage years. This looks like it will be an incredibly powerful book.

Algériennes: The Forgotten Women of the Algerian Revolution by Swann Meralli, Deloupy, and translated by Ivanka Hahnenberger

Release Date: September 15, 2020

This book was inspired by real events. The story revolves around a fictional journalist investigating the French-Algerian War of 1954-1962, resulting in Algerian independence. It includes retellings of the war from several perspectives that weave together to form a cohesive narrative. It was originally published in French in 2018. Penn State University Press is now publishing it in English as a part of their Graphic Medicine series. 

Wear a mask if you have to go out. In fact, you can find graphic medicine masks on RedBubble. For comics about COVID-19, go to graphicmedicine.org/covid-19-comics/

If you know of any that I missed, leave a note in the comments! Thank you for reading. If you would like to support me financially, I have a Patreon.

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