Gender Alchemy: The Transformative Power of Manga

Ho, J. D.
September 2007
Horn Book Magazine;Sep/Oct2007, Vol. 83 Issue 5, p505
Literary Criticism
This article focuses on the growing popularity of Japanese comics, which are referred to as Manga. The article explains that Manga comics account for two-thirds of the graphic novel sales in bookstores in the United States. Titles discussed in the article include "The Day of Revolution," by Mikiyo Tsuda, "Gravitation," by Maki Murakami, and "Never Give Up," by Hiromu Muto.


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