Othello – William Shakespeare, adapted by Crystal S. Chan, art by Julien Choy

Othello (Manga Classics) – William Shakespeare, adapted by Crystal S. Chan, art by Julien Choy, Manga Classics, (9781947808140), 2021

Format:  Paperback Manga

Genre: Realistic fiction

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4

What did you like about the book? Using the full original text by William Shakespeare, this manga edition of the play is a good choice for high school students.  The illustrations may help with understanding the text and bring the story to new life.  Recommended for readers who enjoy manga and those searching for more understanding of the original text.

Anything you didn’t like about it?    No

To whom would you recommend this book?   This is a good choice for students studying Shakespeare who are looking for another format.

Who should buy this book?  Public libraries and high school libraries

Where would you shelve it? YA manga

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?   No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review: 6/30/21        

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