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Enemies of the State #005 – The Breakaways by Cathy G. Johnson

Enemies of the State is a monthly virtual book club discussion on a recently published comic, featuring a rotating cast of comics critics.

Episode #5 of Enemies of the State is an interview between critic Alex Hoffman and cartoonist Cathy G. Johnson about her comic The Breakaways, a 2019 middle grade graphic novel from First Second. The Breakaways is Johnson’s first middle grade book. She has previously published work with Koyama Press, and One Percent Press. The Breakaways is focused around a ragtag team of middle school soccer players, The Bloodhounds, and Faith, a quiet, sensitive girl trying to make friends. The book follows the group on and off the soccer field through the ups and downs of friendship during a tumultuous age.

The cast for this episode includes the following critics:

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