Take What You Can Carry (Paperback)

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By Kevin C. Pyle, Kevin C. Pyle (Illustrator)
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Description


In 1977 suburban Chicago, Kyle runs wild with his friends and learns to shoplift from the local convenience store. In 1941 Berkeley, the Himitsu family is forced to leave their home for a Japanese-American internment camp, and their teenage son must decide how to deal with his new life. But though these boys are growing up in wildly different places and times, their lives intersect in more ways than one, as they discover compassion, learn loyalty, and find renewal in the most surprising of places.


Kevin C. Pyle's evocative images bring to life a story of unlikely ties across space and generations.

About the Author


Kevin C. Pyle is the author/illustrator of both graphic novels and non-fiction "docu-comics" on issues of social justice. In the early 90s he co-founded and edited the willfully obscure and unwieldy comic compendium "Hodags and Hodaddies." Shortly thereafter, Kevin began contributing and co-editing World War 3 Illustrated, America's longest-running radical comics anthology. Much of the work done for WW3 Illustrated was collected in his 2001 docu-comic, Lab U.S.A.: Illuminated Documents. A non-fiction comic investigation of clandestine racist and authoritarian science, Lab U.S.A. won the Silver Medal for Sequential Art from the Society of Illustrators. Kevin has done performance and installations based on the text that have been exhibited in the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Mass MOCA, and numerous gallery settings. His first graphic novel, Blindspot, was published in 2007 by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. It was included in the Best American Comics 2008, edited by Lynda Barry. Katman, also with Henry Holt, was published in 2009 and named a YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Great Graphic Novel for 2010. His third graphic novel, Take What You Can Carry, was published in March 2012, and he is currently working on a non-fiction docu-comic with Scott Cunningham called Bad for You, which is about the history of kid-centric moral panics in America.

Kevin C. Pyle is the author/illustrator of both graphic novels and non-fiction "docu-comics" on issues of social justice. In the early 90s he co-founded and edited the willfully obscure and unwieldy comic compendium "Hodags and Hodaddies." Shortly thereafter, Kevin began contributing and co-editing World War 3 Illustrated, America's longest-running radical comics anthology. Much of the work done for WW3 Illustrated was collected in his 2001 docu-comic, Lab U.S.A.: Illuminated Documents. A non-fiction comic investigation of clandestine racist and authoritarian science, Lab U.S.A. won the Silver Medal for Sequential Art from the Society of Illustrators. Kevin has done performance and installations based on the text that have been exhibited in the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Mass MOCA, and numerous gallery settings. His first graphic novel, Blindspot, was published in 2007 by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. It was included in the Best American Comics 2008, edited by Lynda Barry. Katman, also with Henry Holt, was published in 2009 and named a YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Great Graphic Novel for 2010. His third graphic novel, Take What You Can Carry, was published in March 2012, and he is currently working on a non-fiction docu-comic with Scott Cunningham called Bad for You, which is about the history of kid-centric moral panics in America.

Praise For…


“. . . speaks [to the] metaphorical journey of forgiveness and redemption.” —Horn Book

“...offers an expressive view of the past that is both nostalgic and harshly realistic.” —Booklist

“Pyle has created a quiet, contemplative, and effective glimpse into two distant in time yet similar lives.” —Publishers Weekly

“With this graphic novel, Kevin Pyle has eloquently mapped out the line between youth and adulthood. He captures pivotal moments of transformation through pitch-perfect dialogue and surprising graphic inventions. Blindspot is everything that is great and unique about this art form.” —Peter Kuper, author/artist of Sticks and Stones on Blindspot

“This perfectly captures a shining moment of boyhood . . .” —Booklist on Blindspot

“Pyle uses the graphic novel format to powerful effect. . . . This is a very smart and humane graphic novel that. . .resonates with a broad emotional range.” —Publishers Weekly on Blindspot

“The actions of these characters will make thoughtful readers reexamine their ideas about friendship, loyalty, and heroism.” —School Library Journal on Katman

“Inventive . . . an entertaining humanist parable.” —Booklist on Katman

Product Details
ISBN: 9780805082869
ISBN-10: 0805082867
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: March 13th, 2012
Pages: 176
Language: English

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How To Read More

If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.

 

And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.

 

15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.

 

50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.

 

Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.

 

Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.

 

Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.

 

Outcome

Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.

 
 
 

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