Zam, a refugee slave, has become separated from the woman who has raised him, Dodola. He searches the desert and the city to find her . . . (Click on the arrow icons in the lower right of the frame to read in fullscreen.)

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Excerpted from Habibi by Craig Thompson. Copyright © 2011 by Craig Thompson. Excerpted by permission of Pantheon, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

Craig Thompson

Craig Thompson was born in Michigan in 1975 and grew up in a rural farming community in central Wisconsin. His graphic novel Blankets won numerous industry awards and has been published in nearly twenty languages. Thompson lives in Portland, Oregon.