Mister Miracle by Tom King and Mitch Gerads

Mister Miracle is a slow burn, but it’s worth the wait. We follow Scott Free through a psychological journey: reawakening or meltdown–it’s up to the reader to decide. There is a lot to be explored about gender roles, the common perceptions surrounding masculinity, and misconceptions regarding mental health through the lens of Mister Miracle. 5/5–a gorgeous and mind-consuming read. Darkseid is!

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

This novel is high-school friendly, which is important for all my fellow teachers out there. Fun Home is a self-proclaimed family tragicomic; we follow Alison Bechdel through her journey of self-discovery, her ever-evolving relationships with her family, and her experiences as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. This book is a wonderful coming-of-age graphic novel that sheds light on the hardships experienced in the LGBTQ+ community.

These are must-reads for any ELA educator (or avid reader). They also allow for much classroom discussion and interpretation. 5/5 on both accounts!