Kid Comics Review: Little Women, the Comic Book?
Hello friends, we have another great kids comic book for you today. Do you want your kids to enjoy more classic literature? Do you also want them to read more comics? Do you want to find something they will relate to when they read? Well, look no further than Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, a comic book modernization of the classic novel Little Women.
The original book Little Women was written by Louisa May Alcott in 1868. It has been a staple for classrooms and young women ever since. But recently, author Rey Terciero and artist Bre Indigo gave this story an update. Setting their graphic novel in the modern day and giving the March sisters a mix of ethnicities, has allowed the important topics of feminism and cultural expectations to be all the more profound.
What has always been meaningful about this story is the ways in which women of a certain age can feel like victims of circumstance or subject to powers beyond their own. This has given the book an enduring legacy and it I am very pleased that further generations will get the chance to appreciate this tale.
Let's see what my 12 year-old daughter Kate thinks:
"Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy is a powerful story! It has a lot of ups and downs, like a rollercoaster! My favorite part was when Beth survived her cancer! In the original book, Beth is diagnosed with scarlet fever and passes away! In this version she survives which made me super happy!! My least favorite part was how Meg was obsessed with marrying rich, as if that would solve all their problems! It was kind of obnoxious and it really annoyed me. Thankfully she realizes that money won't solve all of her problems. I love this book a lot because it has strong women and it is a very well-illustrated book! 5 out of 5 stars!"
Let's hear what my 10 year-old daughter Charlie thinks:
"This book is very kid-friendly. I like the drawings and it's very creative. It's all about challenges for different women and you get an understanding of what people are going through. My favorite character is Jo because she reminds me of myself. I love to read and write and so does she. I like that she is very brave."
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