This Place: 150 Years Retold

by Various Authors
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Content: There is violence and racism as well as some mild swearing. It’s in the graphic novel section of the bookstore.

This is one of the reasons why I love the Cybils. I had never heard of this book, or would have ever picked it up, had I not been a judge for the graphic novels panel. And I’m so glad I did!

This is a series of short stories starting in the mid-1800s and going through to present day. Each story is told by an Indigenous people about people in their past or present who have somehow influenced or otherwise impressed them. Obviously, I hadn’t heard of any of them, but I found the stories not only to be interesting but to be important as well. I did feel like I connected with some of the stories more than others and that some of the art was better than others, but overall it’s a fascinating and important book. And one I’m glad I read.

2 thoughts on “This Place: 150 Years Retold

  1. I recently found out about this book and I’m interested in reading it, but it’s not available at any of my local libraries. Do you think it’s worth buying? (I usually try not to purchase graphic novels because I finish them so quickly.)


    • booknutgirls says:

      Yeah, it’s not readily available here in the States. It’s pricey: it cost me $35. I’d recommend asking if your local libraries could purchase it, or, if you’re feeling generous, buy it and then donate it so others can read it (that’s what I did).

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