Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley

Reviewed by Stephanie Ramirez (Library Staff)

This brilliant graphic novel touches on the heartbreak, triumph, silliness and overwhelming love of pregnancy and parenthood. Knisley chronicles her attempt to get pregnant a second time after the the tragedy of miscarriage. Rarely have such topics (loss, the relationship of gynecology and feminism, everyday pregnancy woes, etc) been covered with such empathy and warmth. I couldn’t put it down and eagerly devoured it in one sitting. At times heart-rending, at times hilarious it is a treatise on the state of motherhood in America and why a first world nation is failing its mothers. A must-read.

Located in Graphic Novels (GRAPHIC 618.2 KNI)

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