A drawing of a girl in a red dress floating above trees, holding onto a speech bubble

Becoming Unbecoming

by Una Author

A profoundly moving and powerful graphic novel of female empowerment. In 1977, 12-year-old Una town in northern England is captivated by the Yorkshire Ripper, a serial killer of prostitutes. As moral decay and panic swell the city, Becoming Unbecoming uses Una's experiences of sexual violence as a springboard to explore sexual attacks against women and a society complicit in these acts. Employing a variety of illustrative styles, with color used minimally for impact, Becoming Unbecoming is a powerful indictment of misogyny and a culture steeped in it. Una's unique collage style, with comics, press clippings, painted photographs and more, makes this book and her story original, while reporting on topics that are sadly universal.