I love the teachable graphic novels that have gained popularity in the past year, and the Quick & Easy Guides are a huge part of that. In my mind, the best thing about each of these is how diverse they are, be it by sexuality and gender or race. A Quick & Easy Guide to Consent by Isabella Rotman is an utterly fantastic example of how amazing these educational guides can be. In this round of beautifully illustrated panels, our narrator takes us on a journey to lean about just what consent is, as well as how to recognize, use, and respect it.
I really don’t think I could have enough praise for these graphic novels, and this one in particular. Consent is a topic that so many these days somehow do not understand and having a reference to explain it is extremely important. I hope that there will one day be a time in which consent is widely taught to everyone to the point that books like this will not be as necessary as they are, but for now, I am glad that they exist.
The artwork that illustrates the essential message that this book is sending remains absolutely gorgeous. I’ve found myself genuinely appreciative of these novels and impressed with the way that they deliver information. All topics are presented in easy to understand ways. They’re thoroughly engaging are always impressively informative.
I would recommend them to just about anyone, and this one especially.
I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.