What Makes Girls Sick and Tired (Second Story Press, 2019)

Minimalist illustrations of women and girls are accompanied by relatable experiences and horrific statistics in this graphic novel for teenagers about sexism.

What Makes Girls Sick and Tired is a good conversation starter regarding feminism. Geneviève Darling’s illustrations are inclusive and unapologetic, adding to Lucile de Pesloüan’s no-nonsense approach to the negative impact of sexism. A compact, informative Feminism 101 read, this graphic novel will have you saying thank u, next to anyone who dares question your experiences.

The LGBTQ+ and POC representation and acknowledgement of how the author and illustrator’s identities have influenced the graphic novel are greatly appreciated.

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