The Resource Becoming unbecoming, Una

Becoming unbecoming, Una

Label
Becoming unbecoming
Title
Becoming unbecoming
Statement of responsibility
Una
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This extraordinary graphic novel is a powerful denunciation of sexual violence against women. As seen through the eyes of a twelve-year-old girl named Una, it takes place in northern England in 1977, as the Yorkshire Ripper, a serial killer of prostitutes, is on the loose and creating panic among the townspeople. As the police struggle in their clumsy attempts to find the killer, and the headlines in the local paper become more urgent, a once self-confident Una teaches herself to "lower her gaze" in order to deflect attention from boys. After she is "slut-shamed" at school for having birth control pills, Una herself is the subject of violent acts for which she comes to blame herself. But as the police finally catch up and identify the killer, Una grapples with the patterns of behavior that led her to believe she was to blame. Becoming Unbecoming combines various styles, press clippings, photo-based illustrations, and splashes of color to convey Una's sense of confusion and rage, as well as sobering statistics on sexual violence against women. The book is a no-holds-barred indictment of sexual violence against women and the shame and blame of its victims that also celebrates the empowerment of those able to gain control over their selves and their bodies
Dewey number
741.5/941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.7.U63
LC item number
Be 2016
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • comics graphic novels
  • bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Becoming unbecoming, Una
Publication
Note
Originally published : Brighton, UK : Myriad Editions, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-211)
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  • Schenectady County Public Library - Central
  • Greenwich Free Library
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9781551526539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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1246157

Library Locations

    • Greenwich Free LibraryBorrow it
      148 Main St., Greenwich, NY, 12834-1343, US
      43.091746 -73.502011
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