by Joe Sacco

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Palestine is a compilation of a comic book series chronicling the author's time spent in Israel and Palestine during the winter of 1991-1992.  Sacco does a great job of listening to the many people he meets and relaying their personal stories and experiences, and his art work brings it all to life on the pages, especially the desolation and devastation of the Palestinian refugee camps.  I find his style of comic journalism has a good balance of text with illustration.  I also felt that even though the majority of this book is told from Palestinian points of view, he still provides some balance by also including some Israeli perspective, too - he talks about the massacre of Jews in Hebron as well as the damage some Jewish settlements have caused the Palestinian people.  Joe Sacco is helping to provide some balance to the seeming bias of mainstream media around these issues.

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