Recommended Graphic Novel: Hereville : How Mirka Got her Sword

By Peter

I first saw Hereville in the San Francisco Museum of Comic Art giftshop. The idea of a fantasy graphic novel for young readers set in an orthodox Jewish community seemed kind of bizarre to me, but when I finally got around to reading it, I found myself completely delighted by it.

The top of the cover reads, “Yet Another Troll-Fighting 11-Year-Old Orthodox Jewish Girl”. It’s humorous, authentic, and original. And in the end, the time-honored Jewish tradition of arguing something to death is what saves the day.