Amir’s family has decided that she would be more valuable in a different marriage, so they come to her new town to take her back from her 12-year-old husband, Karluk, not expecting that he will fight for his 20-year-old bride. Mori’s moving story of life in central Asia in the nineteenth century continues to amaze with stunningly beautiful art that seems to leap right off of the page. Some nudity and violence, as well as the subtlety of the writing, makes this best suited for more mature teen or adult audiences. Grades 10-12. --Snow Wildsmith
About the Author
Kaoru Mori's previous series, Emma
, about a maid and a gentleman in Victorian England, has been lauded by Library Journa
l and was named to the YALSA Great Graphic Novels list. A Bride's Story
has only broadened her fan base in Japan and the U.S. with its elegant style and delicate story.