Displacement: A Travelogue is by Lucy Knisley. The author of French Milk and Relish is back with another graphic memoir. This time Lucy is heading off on a Caribbean cruise with her 91 and 93-year-old grandparents. She wants them to have fun, but can she keep up with their needs. Her grandmother's memory is mostly gone and her grandfather's health is tenuous as well. Knisley weaves the story of the cruise with passages from her grandfather's journal written about his experiences in WWII. The memoir is sad and funny, and a reminder to all of us that mortality is never as far away as we would like. It also reminds us of the power of love and family. The artwork is beautifully drawn and the text is well written.
Ratings: 9th grade - 8 out of 10 - P (profanity).