Baby's in Black

Baby's in Black

Astrid Kirchherr, Stuart Sutcliffe, and the Beatles

Book - 2012
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Retells the love story between Astrid Kirchherr and Stuart Sutcliffe, the famed "fifth Beatle," who started the band with John Lennon and left to become an artist before the band's rise to fame.
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2012
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781596437715
Branch Call Number: YA 741.5 BEL


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May 14, 2018

The ink and graphite drawings are okay, but the characters don't have any expression on their faces. The dialogue is dull, and storytelling just okay. Small thin type is very hard to read.

Apr 21, 2017

I didn't know this was about the Beatles when I started reading this.
I enjoyed this story mainly for the early 60s time period it presents.

CRRL_CraigG Jul 16, 2015

Baby's in Black tells a side of the Beatles' history that rarely is heard, making it a must-read for any fan.

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Jan 02, 2015

An intimate slice of 1960s pop culture history.

Indigo_Fox_9 Jun 18, 2014

This is a great graphic novel, although if you don't know much about the Beatles, it may be confusing. It's a cool perspective, because it shows the Beatles in their early years, when they were playing clubs in Germany. I didn't know much about Stuart Sutcliffe and Astrid Kirchherr, so that was an interesting aspect as well to hear about them. The end came to me as quite a surprise because of that.

LocketLibrarian Nov 05, 2012

Great story for the Beatles' fan. Although you know how it ends, you still can't help the sadness.


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LocketLibrarian Nov 05, 2012

LocketLibrarian thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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