Staff Review: Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
Dana, an African American woman in 1970s California, finds herself thrust into the past after experiencing a dizzy spell. On her first unwarranted trip, Dana finds a young, red-haired boy drowning and saves his life. She finds out this young boy, Rufus, is a distant relative of hers and the son of a cold-hearted slave owner. Dana returns to her home after saving Rufus and after her life is threatened by his father. Each time Dana returns to the present, she is unwantedly pushed back into the past to save the reckless Rufus' life. It is one thing to hear about the history slavery and another to live and experience it. How will Dana change after experiencing slavery first-hand? Fans of Octavia Butler's tale, Kindred, will find the graphic novel adaptation to be just as compelling and horrific as the original tale. The illustrations add another layer of depth to Butler's story, especially in the atrocities of slavery. Fans of the original story, and any science fiction, historical fiction, or graphic novel fans, will find this graphic novel adaptation of the classic novel hard to put down.