Cybils: Prince of Persia, by A. B. Sina, et. al.*

Boyfriend E, video game fan extraordinaire, caught sight of this lying on my coffee table and cracked up. He played the original game as a kid, of course (if someone wants to fix that Wikipedia page, by the way, it could apparently use some fixing), and expected from the cover … Continue reading

Cybils: No Girls Allowed, by Susan Hughes and Willow Dawson

The subtitle pretty much says it all: “Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adventure.” This is graphic non-fiction, though the stories are fictionalized, and some were legends rather than history to start with. The women run the gamut from Hatshepsut, female Pharaoh, to Ellen Craft, … Continue reading

Cybils: The Plain Janes & Janes in Love, by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg

(Janes in Love is the nominated book, but I went back and read The Plain Janes first, so I’ll review them together. It’s not necessary background, but it certainly helped.) PJ opens with a terrorist bomb going off in Metro City, killing a number of people, and injuring more — … Continue reading

Cybils: Emiko Superstar, by Mariko Tamaki and Steve Rolston

Emi was always kind of a geek by default, but this summer her geeky friends have headed off to a “young executives retreat.” Emi decides that’s not her scene, so she’s stuck at home in the Toronto ‘burbs, baby-sitting for her American neighbors, the Cutheberts. (The dad is big and … Continue reading