If you’ve been following my blogs, you know I love “Anne of Green Gables,” and I’ve written a couple of blogs on this topic over the years (this one and this one). So when I saw there was another graphic novel adaptation, I just had to read it! “Anne of West Philly: A Modern Graphic Retelling of Anne of Green Gables” by Ivy Noelle Weir and illustrated by Myisha Haynes did not disappoint.
In this modern retelling, Anne is a Black foster kid living in West Philly and gets placed with a brother and sister. Like in the original novel, Anne is bright, full of energy and sometimes has difficulty fitting in. But soon she makes friends with Diana and joins the school’s STEM club where she meets Gilbert. Though the book has the same beats as the original there are a few welcome additions, but I won’t spoil them here. You’ll just have to read the book for yourself!