Black Friday isn’t here yet, but with the season of giving almost upon us, we thought it was time to give a little something back to our readers. So we will be giving away five sets of Kim Dong Hwa’s The Color of … trilogy to five lucky commenters.
The trilogy, which comprises The Color of Earth, The Color of Water, and The Color of Heaven, follows a young girl’s coming of age from the brink of puberty to the realization of true love. Set in traditional Korean culture, the story interweaves the lives of Ehwa, a young girl, and her single mother, who keeps an inn in their small village. Hwa’s expressive art and poetic imagery lift this series to the realm of literature, yet it is surprisingly readable; although it is marketed toward teens, it has a lot of appeal for adults as well. We discusssed the first volume in a roundtable last May, and Greg McElhatton reviewed it here.
To enter, either submit a comment to this post or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us your favorite children’s or teens’ graphic novel of the year. (We have an ulterior motive—this will help us kick-start our year-end coverage.) The contest ends at midnight EST on December 1. On December 2, we will pick five winners in a random drawing and post their names or nicknames on the blog. Due to postage and customs hassles, this contest is open to U.S. residents only.
Thanks to First Second Books for providing the books for this giveaway.