Red: A Haida Manga
(W/A) Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
Referencing a classic Haida oral narrative, this stunning full-color graphic novel documents the powerful story of Red, a leader so blinded by revenge that he leads his community to the brink of war and destruction. When raiders attack their village, Red, still a boy, escapes dramatically. But his sister Jaada is whisked away. The loss of Jaada breeds anger, and Red sets out to find his sister and exact revenge on her captors. Red blends traditional Haida imagery into a Japanese manga-styled story. Tragic and timeless, it is reminiscent of such classic stories as Oedipus Rex, Macbeth, and King Lear.