giant

by Saily Marrero   Inspired by her own brother’s diagnosis with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Mollie Ray’s giant illustrates a story about a family coping with a teenage boy’s life-threatening illness. Because this is a wordless graphic novel, there is no text that tells us what disease is causing his giant size. However, the images Ray provides are commonly seen with people receiving chemotherapy, a treatment used to treat cancer patients. On pages 82 and 74-75, we see the giant connected to an IV bag with medicine and see the contents of the bag slowly being drained across several panels before starting … Continue reading giant