Here's a look at what I read in January, from literary fiction, to books about neuroscience, to graphic novels.
The March trilogy, John Lewis's memoir about the Civil Rights movement, is essential as both a historical work and an introduction to the art of resistance.
"The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe" has some surprising and resonant things to say about autocracy and the value of community.
Captain America: The Truth shows the true origins of the super serum that gave Steve Rogers his powers — but the truth is a reality of black and white.
The Outside Circle is a graphic novel about the First Nations experience in Canada and the aftereffects of the residential school system; an important read.
I'm nuts about The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North and Erica Henderson. How often do you get a comic with such humour and a kick-ass theme song?