[Review] Wash Day Diaries by Jamila Rowzer and Robyn Smith (Black Authors | Graphic Novel) - Tuma's Books

[Review] Wash Day Diaries by Jamila Rowzer and Robyn Smith (Black Authors | Graphic Novel)

Happy National Read a Book Day!

➡️ What book are you currently reading?

Today, I want to highlight a recent read that I absolutely loved! If you're a fan of adult, female friendships, graphic novels, or a fellow Bronxite, then Wash Day Diaries by Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith is a MUST READ!

✍🏾️ Here's my quick REVIEW:
I've been meaning to read this for a long time. I love graphic novels and as a Bronxites, I always support my people. I impulsely borrowed ebook from Libby and read in one sitting. Loved it so much. Super relatable as a New Yorker and I thoroughly enjoyed experiencing the women's touching friendship. I couldn't stop smiling at the end. 🥰 Though, I wish they had addressed the one friend's depression properly. She needed more than just a night out with the girls.

📕 SYNOPSIS:
From writer Jamila Rowser and artist Robyn Smith comes a captivating graphic novel love letter to the beauty and endurance of Black women, their friendships, and their hair.

Wash Day Diaries tells the story of four best friends--Kim, Tanisha, Davene, and Cookie--through five connected short story comics that follow these young women through the ups and downs of their daily lives in the Bronx.

The authors pay tribute to Black sisterhood through portraits of shared, yet deeply personal experiences of Black hair care. From self-care to spilling the tea at an hours-long salon appointment to healing family rifts, the stories are brought to life through beautifully drawn characters and different color palettes reflecting the mood in each story.

At times touching, quiet, triumphant, and laugh out loud funny, the stories of Wash Day Diaries pay a loving tribute to Black joy and the resilience of Black women.

🛒 I have TWO copies available for purchase from my bookstore. If they sell out, you can grab a copy from Bookshop to still support Tuma's Books. 💜

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