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By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Sensitive graphic-novel memoir of '80s Polish childhood.

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age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

Great and appropriate.

Nothing objectionable other than drinking and smoking (which for the most part have consequences), and it's very unique --- my son loved it.

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Marzena Sowa captures her '80s childhood in Communist Poland with clarity, humor, and pathos in MARZI. She unself-consciously recounts the grand enthusiams and stinging humiliations of day-to-day life for a sensitive grade-schooler, in particular for one living in economic and political uncertainty. Using a limited palette of browns, grays, and reds and a strict six-panels-per-page layout, Sylvain Savoia creates art that fits the subject perfectly -- alternately cartoonish and highly realistic to depict Marzi's inner and outer worlds.

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