Praise for The Courage Party
"This innovative and honest work serves as a tool to engage young voices in coming forward to report abuse and honors their brave spirits. Accessible language, charming illustrations and tough truths open up a modern dialogue encouraging openness and a celebration of the healing heart." –Daphne Young, Childhelp Vice President of Communications and Prevention Education
Told by Joyce Brabner (American Splendor) about an experience that her daughter Danielle had, this illustrated story for kids and grown-ups is about the "courage party" thrown for a young girl to celebrate her bravery and ability to work through her feelings and bounce back after being assaulted by a stranger. A valuable resource for teaching children resilience and agency in an uncertain world.
SUBJECT: Comics / Parenting / Kid Friendly / Sex / Microcosm Published / Middle Reader / Mental Health
PUBLICATION: May 12, 2020
FORMAT: 224 pages, 8x10", hardcover
CARTON QTY: 48
ART: Color illustrations
Joyce Brabner and her family are the subject of the 2004 HBO film American Splendor about her and her husband, Harvey Pekar, and their life spent expanding the comic book medium beyond superheroes. She is the author of numerous books, including Our Cancer Year and nonfiction comic collaborations with Alan Moore, among many others.
A small, innovative publishing house, Microcosm Publishing specializes in work designed to make the reader feel good about being alive, take an active role in bettering their life, and impact the world around them. Microcosm has developed a reputation for teaching self-empowerment, showing hidden histories, and fostering creativity through challenging conventional publishing wisdom with books and zines about DIY skills, food, politics, and art. Our books are printed in the USA.