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Sarah Rachel Egelman

Biography

Sarah Rachel Egelman


Sarah Rachel Egelman holds a masters degree in comparative religion and works and teaches in Seattle's Jewish community. She enjoys writing, spending time outdoors, and especially reading. Some of her favorite writers include Kafka, Vonnegut, Grass, Rushdie, Hemingway and Austen. Sarah also likes all types of poetry, and books on Europeon history and cultural or religious studies. Besides books of all shapes and sizes, she likes scary movies, art, music, thai food and monkeys.

Sarah Rachel Egelman

Reviews by Sarah Rachel Egelman

by Kayla Miller - Children's, Children's 10-12, Fiction, Friendship, Graphic Novel, Youth Fiction

Olive “clicks” with everyone in the fifth grade --- until one day she doesn’t. When a school variety show leaves Olive stranded without an act to join, she begins to panic, wondering why all her friends have already formed their own groups...without her. With the performance drawing closer by the minute, will Olive be able to find her own place in the show before the curtain comes up?

written by India Desjardins with illustrations by Marianne Ferrer - Children's, Children's 10+, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Health, Young Adult 10+

A teenage girl heads towards the hospital waiting room where the doctors are going to tell her how much time she's got to live. As she walks, she thinks about her journey up to this point...the terrible decor in the hospital, wearing a headscarf, the horrible treatments, but also being with her friends, family and her new boyfriend Victor. This is a story about cancer with a happy ending. It's about life, love and especially, hope.

written by Morten Durr with illustrations by Lars Horneman - Children's, Children's 10-14, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Youth Fiction

Zenobia was once a great warrior queen of Syria whose reign reached from Egypt to Turkey. When things feel overwhelming for Amina, her mother reminds her to think of Zenobia and be strong. Amina is a Syrian girl caught up in a war that reaches her village. To escape the war she boards a small boat crammed with other refugees. The boat is rickety and the turbulent seas send Amina overboard. In the dark water Amina remembers playing hide and seek with her mother and the journey she had to undertake with her uncle to escape. And she thinks of the brave warrior Zenobia.

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka - Biography, Family, Graphic Novel, Young Adult 12+

In kindergarten, Jarrett's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict. His father is a mystery. Jarrett lives with his grandparents. Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what's going on. Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father. 

by Ethan M. Aldridge - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Magic

Edmund and the Childe were swapped at birth. Now Edmund lives in secret as a changeling in the World Above, his fae powers hidden from his unsuspecting parents and his older sister, Alexis. The Childe lives among the fae in the World Below, where being a human makes him a curiosity at the royal palace. But when the cruel sorceress Hawthorne seizes the throne, the Childe and Edmund must unite on a dangerous quest to save both worlds --- even if they’re not sure which world they belong to.

by Hamish Steele - Comic Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Barney and his best friend Norma are just trying to get by and keep their jobs, but working at the Dead End theme park also means battling demonic forces, time traveling wizards and scariest of all --- their love lives! Follow the lives of this diverse group of employees of a haunted house, which may or may not also serve as a portal to hell, in this hilarious and moving graphic novel, complete with talking pugs, vengeful ghosts and LBGTQIA love!

by George O'Connor - Children's 9-12, Children's 9-13, Graphic Novel, Mythology

Mighty Apollo is known by all as the god of the sun, but there's more to this Olympian than a bright smile and a shining chariot. In the latest volume of Olympians, New York Times bestselling author George O'Connor continues to turn his extensive knowledge of the original Greek myths into rip-roaring graphic novel storytelling.

by Stan Lee, Peter David, and Colleen Doran - Graphic Novel, Memoir, Nonfiction

In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee --- comic book legend and co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, and a legion of other Marvel superheroes --- shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be. Moving from his impoverished childhood in Manhattan to his early days writing comics, through his military training films during World War II and the rise of the Marvel empire in the 1960s to the current resurgence in movies, AMAZING FANTASTIC INCREDIBLE documents the life of a man and the legacy of an industry and career.

by Philip Pullman - Children's, Fantasy, Graphic Novel

Lyra Belacqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jordan College, with her dæmon familiar always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle --- a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, and a mysterious substance known as Dust. As she hurtles toward danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win --- or to lose --- this more-than-mortal battle.

by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm - Graphic Novel

From the groundbreaking and award-winning sister-brother team behind BABYMOUSE comes a middle-grade, semi-autobiographical graphic novel.

Following the lives of kids whose older brother's delinquent behavior has thrown their family into chaos, SUNNY SIDE UP is at once a compelling "problem" story and a love letter to the comic books that help the protagonist make sense of her world.

By sister-bother team Jennifer and Matthew Holm. A 200-page, full-color graphic novel in the vein of Raina Telgemeier's SMILE.