A Beautiful Show
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The winner of one Primetime Emmy and three Annie Awards for Animation, "Avatar: The Last Airbender" is one of one of the finest children's shows in recent memory. The cartoon follows the adventures of a young boy and his friends through a fantasy world in which people can manipulate the four elements through martial arts. Featuring Chinese, Inuit, Japanese, and Tibetan cultures, the show is marked by themes of tolerance, environmental conservation, coming-of-age, and abundant warmth in human relationships. Its simple beauty has won it popularity among children and adults alike, and a sequel series ("The Legend of Korra") recently completed its first season to similar acclaim.

-Joel Antonio di Libraria Ann Arbor