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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Graphic Novels- not just for teens

Posted by Dani G.

The last post on graphic novels focused on staff favorites.  The following titles are marketed mainly to teens and young adults, but are great reads for any age.

Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol.  Anya is a sarcastic and moody teenager swimming against the mainstream of students at the private school she attends.  After falling down an old well she finds herself with a new friend - one that has been dead for more than a century.

One Hundred Demons by Lynda Barry.  No one can quite portray the dreams, insecurities and quirkiness of growing up like Linda Barry.  part autobiographical, One Hundred Demons will have you laughing and feeling a deep sense of truth of thoughts long forgotten. 

Blankets by Craig Thompson.  Raised in a very religious environment, Craig meets his first love at a church camp.  This girl couldn't be more different from anything he has ever known.  Beautifully written and illustrated, this is an artistic tribute to falling in love for the first time.

Epileptic by David B.  As David's family journeys through the world of alternative medicine in France in the 1970's, they find themselves in bizarre situation.  It becomes a fight against time as his brother's seizures become worse and David invents ways of escaping.

Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi.  A sequel to Persepolis (also highly recommended), Marjane leaves the turmoil in Iran to pursue and education.  through a series of events and pridefulness, she will find herself homeless and lost.

Koko Be Good by Jen Wang .  Jan is preparing to follow his girlfriend's dreams by moving to Peru.  Then he meets Koko.  Through her own quest of personal discovery he sees himself.

1 comment:

  1. Koko Be Good (in addition to all these others) is a really great book. You should consider putting it in your collection! Thanks for promoting these books, Dani.