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Wash Day Diaries

Wash Day Diaries

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Honestly I didn't know what to expect when reading this story, but it did pleasantly surprise me! We get four short stories of these four best friends, and we see them going about their daily lives in New York. I felt as thought the characters truly were easily to love which made it very easy for me to read. I also thought that the art style was so beautiful! RS: My journey’s not long because I am aware of my looser curl pattern. So growing up in Jamaica, a lot of people saw that as “good hair.” As a child, I wasn’t super clear on it. And then I figured it out a little bit later and I was like, oh. Which made me sad, especially because my mom also has a looser curl pattern, whereas my dad and brother have 4C hair. The book is decidedly a slice of life story, which is a part of what makes it so wonderful. Every single action, interaction between characters, and event, feels real and genuine. Each of the primary characters is featured in their own segment of the book participating in the ritual of self-love that is washing their hair, and the book is closed by a segment that highlights the love they have for each other, and ties the story up in a warm and comforting bow, hazy with kindness, love, and friendship. an excellent, thoughtful, beautifully-drawn graphic novel. these four besties each have their own chapter which takes place on the same day, and then there is a final chapter that brings them all together. the vibes are impeccable, the art and color scheme are vibrant and soothing, and it all feels gorgeously real.

Wash Day Diaries by Jamila Rowser | Goodreads

We watch as each women is her own, but also the support and the importance of friendship as they intertwin together in all aspects of each others lives. The good, the bad, the unsure, and the needed. She is also the co-founder of the international meetup group Geek Girl Brunch, creator of the hip hop x geek culture project Straight Outta Gotham, and creator of the former blog Girl Gone Geek. She’s been creating content in the geek community for over a decade and has been featured in publications such as Essence, Ebony, CBR, For Harriet, Complex, Broken Frontier, and more.Jamila has also worked in tech and community management for over a decade. A young adult graphic novel about high school wallflower Belle Hawkins, who ends up in a love triangle after tutoring the girlfriend of her crush. So many funny and true to life moments. I screamed when Davene pulled that Jamaican flag out of her bra!She is most known for her critically acclaimed, LA Times Book Prize Winning, Eisner nominated, debut graphic novel Wash Day Diaries, co-created with artist Robyn Smith. The comic came out in July 2022 and was published by Chronicle Books. Wash Day Diaries tells the story of four best friends—Kim, Tanisha, Davene, and Cookie—through five connected short story comics that follow these young women through the ups and downs of their daily lives in the Bronx. From the creator of Yes, I'm Hot In This, this cheeky, hilarious, and honest graphic novel asks the question everyone has to figure out for themselves: Who are you?

Wash Day Diaries | CBC Books Wash Day Diaries | CBC Books

On the negative side, some images are for adults which can be avoided to widen the audience reach. Major positive- Color schema used to differentiate between past and present and the texting thumbnails. Huge shoutout to colourists Bex Glendining and Kazimir Lee. It might be a bit difficult to get into it initially but once in, it’s a fun, sweet and fast read-Highly recommended! The book comes out on 14 June 2022. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher. I loved this graphic novel so much! From the storyline to the beautiful illustrations, I was completely hooked. It revolves around four best friends who each have their own story, but all get tied together through bonding, self-care, and their hair care routine. I believe the way friendship, mental health, family, and culture is represented is well-executed. I would love to read more about these characters! I really loved this. I came in blind, not reading too much about the novel. I wanted to be completely surprised, besides rThis was such a nice slice of life graphic novel! The art and different depictions of the four women's hair was beautiful. It covers so many topics in a short space of time, but it does it beautifully.

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