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About Johanna

Johanna Draper Carlson has been reviewing comics for over 20 years. She manages ComicsWorthReading.com, the longest-running independent review site online that covers all genres of comic books, graphic novels, and manga. She has an MA in popular culture, studying online fandom, and was previously, among many other things, webmaster for DC Comics. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

News: Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel Series Expands

Six more Baby-Sitters Club books and a spinoff series are on the way.

News: Kayla Miller’s ‘Click’ Series Continues With Third Book

Olive, the high-spirited heroine of Kayla Miller’s ‘Click’ and ‘Camp’ graphic novels from HMH Books for Young Readers, will return in a third installment next year.

Review: ‘Camp’

Olive, the lead of Click, returns in another story about friendship, this time at summer camp.

‘Sheets’ Sequel Due Next Year

The Lion Forge Free Comic Book Day giveaway comic contains a new story by Brenna Thummler with the same characters as her graphic novel Sheets. In A Sheets Story, Marjorie, her father, and her younger brother visit her grandmother, who wants to sew with her. Her ghost friend Wendell has tagged along as well. It’s […]

Review: ‘Bloom’

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A quiet coming-of-age story set in a coastal family bakery.

Review: ‘Share Your Smile’

Raina Telgemeier’s new book is an interactive journal encouraging readers to tell their own stories in comic format.

Review: ‘Mera: Tidebreaker’

The first DC Ink graphic novel for young adults is a rewarding read about an undersea warrior princess with fresh insight and challenges.

Review: ‘Super Sons: The PolarShield Project’

The first DC Zoom graphic novel disappoints; there’s too much shoved in without any substantial resolution.

Review: ‘Sincerely, Harriet’

Sincerely, Harriet

Sarah W. Searle shows us a young woman adapting to a new city during a hot, lonely summer.

Berrybrook Middle School Continues Alphabet With Diary

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The Berrybrook Middle School series by Svetlana Chmakova continues with a fourth book.