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Samantha Darby Gathers Children's Books that Pass the Bechdel Test

Thank you, Samantha Darby for gathering a list of superb children’s books!  Thank you, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art for sharing Darby’s post… 39 more words

Fun Home: A Comic and a Musical


Read the original comic.  See the musical adaptation.

Marvel at the “repetition without replication” (Hutcheon, 2012, p. 7).

Alison Bechdel’s ‘tragicomic’ memoir, Fun Home (2006), is achingly moving as it propels readers through her childhood and young adulthood in a family which struggles yet copes, explodes yet has love and fun, and gets through painfully yet emphatically.  401 more words

Alison Bechdel's "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic"

With fearsome and fearless disclosure, Alison Bechdel lays bare a memoir in this 2006 graphic novel. Her “tragicomic” has twin centers – her relationship with her father and her emerging sexuality. 417 more words


"Are You My Mother?" Alison Bechdel

Familial relationships are complicated. There’s no sugarcoating it. A childhood in a tense environment can spell lifelong trauma.

In Are You My Mother?, Alison Bechdel chronicles her relationship with her mother throughout her life. 652 more words


Fun Home - Alison Bechdel

I’m terrible at reading comics. I never read them as a child, though I’m not really sure why. It wasn’t until Lauren lent me Lucy Knisley’s  363 more words

Books I've Finished (2016)