"Chaperones, suitors, and arranged marriages aren't only reserved for the heroines of a Jane Austen novel. They're just another walk in the park for this leading lady, who is on a mission to find her leading lad."
I've been reading Huda Fahmy's web comics for a while and I was so excited when my library finally bought a copy of her second graphic novel That Can Be Arranged.
Fahmy is apologetically Muslim. Many of her comics are about her experiences as an American Muslim and being a daughter of immigrants. Fahmy captures the good and the bad in a humorous and often lighthearted way.
Although only 48 pages long, Gudetama: Mindfulness for the Lazy is an entertaining read that breaks down the concepts of mindfulness and provides helpful tips on self-improvement.
Gudetama: Mindfulness for the Lazy presents frustrating challenges that can easily happen in one's daily life and provides advice on how to handle those challenges in a mindful and positive way. Showing how we can make not only a positive difference in our own lives, but also in the lives of others.
I would recommend this short graphic novel to parents and teachers wanting to introduce their children to the concepts and importance of mindfulness. The concepts here are explained in a very understandable way and the colorful illustrations serve as fun visual aids.
My Rating: 💙💙💙💙
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I received this advance copy from NetGalley and Oni Press for a honest review.
Gudetama: Mindfulness for the Lazy by Wook-Jin Clark will release on April 6, 2021.
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