In a lengthy essay, The Hooded Utilitarian breaks down the 1846 novel The Wire, which was written by Horatio Bucklesby Ogden with illustrations by Baxter "Bubz" Black. Though the serial has been largely forgotten today, scholars note that Ogden greatly influenced his contemporary Charles Dickens:
Penguin Press has bought Sapphire's sequel to Push and plans to release the novel next summer. The Kid focuses on Precious' son "as he approaches manhood - alone, brutalized and with the soul of an artist."
Amsterdam's Anne Frank House Museum has published a graphic novel version of her story, aimed at teenagers. "Not everyone will read the diary," said a spokeswoman. "The one doesn't exclude the other." The U.S. edition comes out later this month.