Good Talk

Good Talk

A Memoir in Conversations

Book - 2018
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"Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob's half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about everything. At first they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated. Trying to answer him honestly, Mira has to think back to where she's gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about race, color, sexuality, and, of course, love. Written with humor and vulnerability, this deeply relatable graphic memoir is a love letter to the art of conversation--and to the hope that hovers in our most difficult questions" -- publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2018]
ISBN: 9780399589041
Branch Call Number: BIO JACOB MIRA Jaco
Characteristics: 355 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm


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vm510 Jul 16, 2019

I read this in chunks, but every time I picked it up I was so intellectually stimulated. This is a book about how for Jacob, politics is always personal. Jacob discusses a myriad of ways her race and gender and background affect her daily life and how people interact with her (as an artist, as a mother of a mixed-race child, as a New Yorker when 9/11 happened, as a person living through the effects of a Trump presidency). It's touching and funny and thought-provoking.

OPL_BethS Jun 06, 2019

I can't say enough good things! A culturally diverse graphic novel bio that is candid, issue oriented, and reflective. In it, the author tries to answer her young son's very difficult questions regarding race and politics, and in the process, she relooks at her own past and tries to make sense of it all.


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