By Dave Ortega
Días de Consuelo is an intimate immigration memoir in the graphic tradition of "Persepolis" that connects the personal recollections of the author's abuela (grandmother) with the storm of events that made up one of the most important uprisings of the 20th century: The Mexican Revolution. This graphic novel introduces middle grade through adult readers to the captivating story of Consuelo, her mother Evarista, grandmother Isabel and sister Beatriz as their lives are upended apart by civil war. "Días de Consuelo" is also the perfect introduction to revolutionary figures like Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata, the series of uprisings that they led to put an end to centuries-old systems of oppression, and the toll that this violence took on daily life. With its expressive cartooning style, this book celebrates the Mexican-American experience in a way that has yet not been seen in the comics medium.