The Hookah Girl and Other True Stories, volume 1 and 2
Arab American National Museum
Stories and comics by Marguerite Dabaie.
"The mix between nuanced and forceful storytelling choices serves well in dealing with a topic that’s not exactly known for bringing out restraint in those that have a stake in telling its stories. Dabaie walks that line carefully, creating a tension in her work that she skillfully can turn up or down depending on the subject matter at hand. THE HOOKAH GIRL is specific in detailing aspects of a certain culture in a way that anyone can understand, relate to and share. She manages to encourage understanding while never ceding her unique identity."