Bingo Love

Bingo Love

Graphic Novel - 2018
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"When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage."--Amazon.com.
Publisher: Portland, OR : Image Comics, [2018]
ISBN: 9781534307506
1534307508
Branch Call Number: FIC FRANKLI
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: St-Onge, Jenn - Artist

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This love story begins in 1963 the first time Hazel ever set eyes on Mari and spans their entire relationship.


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ArapahoeKati Jan 18, 2019

Colorful bright art made this LGBT+ graphic novel shine as it follows two queer teens, and later, as married women, with humor and love. The theme of sacrifice and duty is incredibly touching, especially seeing how it impacts the characters and their families.

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KateCCL
Jan 16, 2019

So cute! And an ending I didn’t see coming.

JCLStefanieE Dec 10, 2018

A beautifully illustrated romance between two girls who meet at church bingo and become friends in school and are forced apart by their families. A truthful look at the complicated way humans love and it will leave your heart warm.

WestSlope_TheaH Oct 18, 2018

High school sweethearts reunite in their later years in this sweet love story featuring two strong women of color. Pick this up if you are looking for a quick read and love graphic novels that center the experience of queer characters. This light romance (not explicit at all but there are several illustrations of the two main characters kissing) feels reminiscent of some of the relationship dynamics at play in the TV series Grace & Frankie.

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WoodneathReads
Oct 14, 2018

This romantic graphic novel is a must-read for anyone who wants to swoon and just fall in love with the characters. The story is totally precious and endearing with colorful, bubblegum artwork. --Taylor (see more of my picks by following WoodneathTaylor)

LPL_EliH Sep 25, 2018

A very sweet book celebrating the love story of two black, queer women. It's mostly a light, optimistic read, but there's still a serious treatment of the conflicts and challenges these characters must face. And as others have mentioned--the ending will wreck you (albeit gently). Bingo Love is a great #OwnVoices addition to the current landscape of graphic novels.

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rixonkj
Sep 04, 2018

Don't mind me, I just have something in my eye...

This book is too cute to cope with. It's not a complex story, but it is a desperately needed one, and I loved every second of reading it.

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zombiegravitation
Sep 03, 2018

It was cute fun read, I was actually one of the backers for the kickerstarter that help fund the book, so I also got to read two of the three side stories referenced in the book (I think they had to replace the artist for the husband's bonus comic so it's still in progress) they were also nice and short but not necessary to enjoy and understand the comic. It's awesome to see two women (women of color even!) be the focus of a Queer love story, usually a popular gay love story features two white boys usually teenagers but this story is set after they've grown up and lived their life with a husband and/or family, that even older people can still find love or rather accept their sexuality (and sensuality) and go for the love they've denied themselves.

Pros: The art was really cute, the characters were diverse (so much natural hair!!!) I think there's another volume in the make with focus on Mari since volume 1 was centered around Hazel.

Cons: the writing could get clunky and it would just pull me out of the story, relied on a few worn out tropes, towards the end I was reminded of The Notebook with Mari's situation and it kinda dampened my like just a tad

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TrueBulb
Aug 31, 2018

woT? tHis iS wrOng

LibrarianDjaz Aug 31, 2018

A beautiful love story in graphic novel format featuring strong black queer women.

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