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Graphic Novels


RC 523 .W355 2016

A graphic memoir of the author's experiences of her mother's battle with dementia. Illustrates the two-way nature of storytelling as a process that heals both the giver and the receiver of story.

DS 135 .N6 F731865 2018

A timeless story rediscovered by each new generation, The Diary of a Young Girl stands without peer. For both young readers and adults it continues to capture the remarkable spirit of Anne Frank, who for a time survived the worst horror the modern world has seen—and who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly human throughout her ordeal.

E 184 .V53 B85 2017

The author describes her experiences as a young Vietnamese immigrant, highlighting her family's move from their war-torn home to the United States in graphic novel format.

PN 6727 .S658 B543 2020

In the summer of 1971, New York's Attica State Prison is a symbol of everything broken in America -- abused prisoners, rampant racism and a blind eye turned towards the injustices perpetrated against the powerless. But when the guards at Attica overreact to a minor incident, the prisoners decide they've had enough and revolt -- taking their jailers hostage and making demands for humane conditions.

D 208 .G57 2007

A master cartoonist picks up his award-winning Cartoon History of the Universe series in this complete story of the world.

D 21.1 .G66 2001

Starting with the Big Bang theory and moving on to the "evolution of everything," he manages to cover three billion years--from the origins of cellular life to the fossil and dinosaur periods that followed, right up to the first appearance of hominids--all with casual erudition, silly humor and delightfully cartoony black-and-white drawings. But Gonick doesn't stop there. He reinstates the record of women (their theoretical role in the development of agriculture and the matrilineal clans of the neolithic era) as well as accurately restoring black racial characteristics to the Egyptian dynasties. He also surveys other highly evolved ancient civilizations: the Sumerians, the Hittites, the Assyrians and the Israelites. 

QA 303.2 .K54 2019

With a witty and engaging narrative full of jokes and insights and with Grady Klein and Yoram Bauman as our guides, we scale the dual peaks of Mount Derivative and Mount Integral, and from their summits we see how calculus relates to the rest of mathematics.

An instructional story presented in comic book format, featuring a twelve-year-old boy who learns about drawing and life from an artist he meets in the park.

NC 730 .C685 2016

Page by page, Becky teaches David (and you!) about the essential fundamentals that artists need in order to master drawing, all in a unique visual format.

PN 6727 .G466 Z46 2017

The author describes her life with her misbehaved dog, a pet that saw her through many changes in life over the course of fifteen years.

PN 6727 .F483 F57 2019

Explores how the author and his family coped with the 2017 wildfires of Northern California that resulted in forty-four fatalities and the destruction of 6,200 homes.

PN 6727 .B3757 Z46 2007b

A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books.

E 475.55 .H466 2013

A graphic adaptation of the Gettysburg Address explains the events of the War, drawing on first-hand accounts from soldiers, slaves, and key figures and providing an understanding of the speech that marked America's new path.

PZ 7.1 .O194 Go 2019

A young WWI soldier's unauthorized visit home has dire consequences in a haunting story reimagined in miniature tableaux.

PS 3610 .A356415 Z46 2018

Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob's half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about everything. At first they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated. Trying to answer him honestly, Mira has to think back to where she's gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about race, color, sexuality, and, of course, love. 

D 810 .C698 L43613 2019

In telling the difficult, moving story of Korean former “comfort woman” Granny Lee Ok-sun, Gendry-Kim faces a philosophical question as well as an artistic one: what can be redeemed in a life defined largely by cruelty? In swift black brushstrokes that feel both contemporary and, in key wordless pauses, classical, Gendry-Kim follows Ok-sun’s narration of her life (based on interviews) with minimal editorializing.

QC 16 .H33 O88 2019

An intricate portrait of the great thinker, the public figure, and the man behind both identities.


PN 6727 .G48 I22 2019

A coming-of-age story and a reminder of the thousands of immigrants who come to America in search for a better life for themselves and their children. Malaka navigated her childhood chasing her parents' ideals, learning to code-switch between her family's Filipino and Egyptian customs, and trying to understand the tension between holding onto cultural values and trying to be an all-American kid.

BC 177 .A46 2014

Presents an illustrated look at several philosophical arguments including the slippery slope, ad hominem, appeal to ignorance, and argument from consequences debates.

E 449 .D95 W35 2018

 Taking you from Douglass's life as a young slave through his forbidden education to his escape and growing prominence as a speaker, abolitionist, and influential cultural figure during the Civil War and beyond, The Life of Frederick Douglass presents a complete illustrated portrait of the man who stood up and spoke out for freedom and equality.

March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.

E 840.8 .A3 2013

March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights.

E 840.8 .L43 L485 2015 v. 2

After the success of the Nashville sit-in campaign, John Lewis is more committed than ever to changing the world through nonviolence but he and his fellow Freedom Riders will be tested like never before.

E 840.8 .L43 L49 2016 v. 3

By the fall of 1963, the Civil Rights Movement has penetrated deep into the American consciousness, and as a chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, John Lewis is guiding the tip of the spear. 

QD 22 .C8 M5413 2019

In her intensely researched, inventively drawn exploration of Marie Curie's life, artist Alice Milani follows the celebrated Polish scientist from Curie's time as a struggling governess to her years in France making breakthrough discoveries.

Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff began Honest Tea fifteen years ago with little more than a tea leaf of an idea and a passion to offer organic, freshly brewed, lightly sweetened bottled tea. Today Honest Tea is a rapidly expanding national brand sold in more than 100,0000 grocery stores, restaurants, convenience stores and drugstores across the country. The brand has flourished as American consumers move toward healthier and greener lifestyles.

HD 9198 .U54 H654 2013

In graphic novel format, the cofounders of Honest Tea present the history of the company and provide practical advice on launching a successful business, perseverance, and creative problem-solving.

Depicts the life and times of the self-educated African American preacher who led a slave revolt in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831, believing that God wanted him to free the slaves.

F 232 .S7 B345 2008

Nat Turner follows the dark legacy of the Virginia slave rebellion and subsequent murders of at least 55 white slave owners and their families in 1831. 

GV 1811 .S377 G75 2019

The story of Schlitzie's long career--from Coney Island and the Ringling Bros. Circus to small town carnivals and big city sideshows--is one of legend. Today, Schlitzie is most well-known for his appearance in the cult classic move Freaks.

PN 6747 .S245 P4713 2003

A wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. 

TR 140 .I88 Q56 2018

Born in Mexico City in 1942, Graciela Iturbide wants to be a writer, but her conservative family has a different idea. Although she initially follows their wishes, she soon grows restless. After tragedy strikes, she turns to photography to better understand the world.

PN 6733 D440 P913 2007

One of the few Westerners granted access to North Korea documents his observations of the secretive society in this graphic travelogue that depicts the cultural alienation, boredom, and desires of ordinary North Koreans.


Tells the story of how Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak developed the personal computer, and their company, Apple Computer, Inc.

Stitches tells the story of a fourteen-year-old boy who awakes one day from a supposedly harmless operation to discover that he has been transformed into a virtual mute—a vocal cord removed, his throat slashed and stitched together like a bloody boot. From horror to hope, Small proceeds to graphically portray an almost unbelievable descent into adolescent hell and the difficult road to physical, emotional, and artistic recovery.

The iconic actor and activist presents a graphic memoir detailing his experiences as a child prisoner in the Japanese-American internment camps of World War II, reflecting on the hard choices his family made in the face of legalized racism.

Follows the raucous escapades of three 20-something friends as they clean the streets of pile after pile of stinking garbage, while battling annoying small-town bureaucrats, bizarre townfolk, sweltering summer heat, and frigid winter storms. 

Collection of three true crime stories of the twentieth century.

An introduction to the United States Constitution, presented in graphic form, detailing important people and events in the creation of the founding document, its Preamble, and twenty-seven amendments.

Based on interviews with six Holocaust survivors, these first-person point of view stories relate living through the de-humanization and starvation in concentration camps and the industrial-scale mass murder in extermination camps.

Presented as a series of lined-notebook cartoon collages, a visual testament to the creator's life-long quest for creative excellence explores such questions as the capacity of material objects for summoning memories and the tangible qualities of images.