I’m A Wild Seed by Sharon Lee De La Cruz

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: I’m A Wild Seed

Author: Sharon Lee De La Cruz

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 5/5

Diversity: Black Puerto Rican Dominican Queen female MC

Recommended For…: graphic novel, memoir, LGBT

Publication Date: February 23, 2021

Genre: Nonfiction Graphic Novel Memoir

Age Relevance: 16+ (death, violence, toxic masculinity, sexual content, alcohol consumption, language, sexual harassment)

Explanation of Above: There is death and violence mentioned in the book. There are examples and mentions of toxic masculinity and how it can be solved. There are some mentions of sexual content and actions. There is alcohol consumption shown and some cursing. There is also sexual harassment mentioned and shown.

Publisher: Street Noise Books

Pages: 85

Synopsis: In this delightfully compelling full-color graphic memoir, the author shares her process of undoing the effects of a patriarchal, colonial society on her self-image, her sexuality, and her concept of freedom. Reflecting on the ways in which oppression was the cause for her late bloom into queerness, we are invited to discover people and things in the author’s life that helped shape and inform her LGBTQ identity. And we come to an understanding of her holistic definition of queerness.

Review: I really liked this book! It’s a graphic novel about queerness and finding your identity. The book discusses a lot of things in its short form, including toxic masculinity and intersectionality. I thought the book did well to touch on the topics and the illustrations were all well done. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who is searching who they are or even those who are solid in their identity.

The only issue I had with the book is that it was very short and abrupt. I wanted more and I wanted more of the lessons to be fleshed out a bit.

Verdict: Highly recommend!

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