Recommended Graphic Novel: The Revolution Will Be Televised

By Peter

Sorry we’re late this week. There’s just a lot going on. You’ll hear more about it next week.

In case you don’t remember, Joshua is on his way to meet Ayana, the Somali girl, who is going to show him the electronic devices that were hidden under her floorboards. Joshua remembers his mother showing him a device like it that could trigger images in his mind.

Last week I mentioned an autobiographical webcomic about two young Americans teaching English in Japan. This week I came across another autobiographical webcomic about two young Americans in a foreign land, but this one is quite different. It’s called The Revolution Will Be Televised, and it’s about two young, Jewish men who find themselves in Egypt during the Arab Spring. It’s honest, and often even humorous, as the two protagonists try their best not to believe that something big and potentially dangerous is happening around them, until it is right in their faces. It’s got a few swear words, but I would say it’s totally appropriate for a teen audience.