Bingo Love

Bingo Love

Paperback - 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
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: St-Onge, Jenn - Artist

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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.

OPL_KrisC Aug 28, 2018

A beautiful love story that it both a quick read and bittersweet.

OPL_AutumnH Aug 16, 2018

This quick read is a sweet, intersectional love story with lovely illustrations. The dialogue is a little clunky and awkward, but it is not so distracting that you can’t still enjoy the characters and the story.

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Tawgrah
Aug 05, 2018

My gf and I read this book before bed. Very great story. Loveable characters and it's nice to see older LGBT folk represented in this book. Really body positive I'm a queer poc and felt this book was amazing!

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emroberts
Jul 31, 2018

What a sweet, emotional little read. It was so wonderful to see the main character's realistic struggles with family members' perspectives, and to see them resolve healthily and graciously. Coming out late in life is a rare narrative, and this author did such a beautiful job of navigating it for their readers.

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Apr 28, 2018

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