This year :01 (“First Second”), an imprint of Macmillan, is celebrating ten years of publishing fantastic graphic novels for kids and teens. To help them celebrating, we’re spotlighting one fantastic :01 title each month through the rest of 2016. Today’s featured title is:
A vibrant, food-themed memoir from beloved indie cartoonist Lucy Knisley.
Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe—many of them treasured family dishes, and a few of them Lucy’s original inventions.
A welcome read for anyone who ever felt more passion for a sandwich than is strictly speaking proper, Relish is a book for our time: it invites the reader to celebrate food as a connection to our bodies and a connection to the earth, rather than an enemy, a compulsion, or a consumer product.
Want more great graphic novels? Here’s a look at ALL of the titles published by First Second over the last ten years:
Look for more spotlights on First Second titles every month here on Novel Novice throughout the rest of the year!
And … Happy Birthday, First Second!