Book Genre: Graphic Novels

Becker
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I love graphic memoirs. I love food memoirs. So it's no surprise that I really enjoyed this book! Knisley recounts her childhood & adolescence through the lens of food--from New York City, where her uncle owned a gourmet shop and her mother worked at a cheese shop & farmer's markets--and...

Becker
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I love graphic memoirs. I love food memoirs. So it's no surprise that I really enjoyed this book! Knisley recounts her childhood & adolescence through the lens of food--from New York City, where her uncle owned a gourmet shop and her mother worked at a cheese shop & farmer's markets--and...

Becker
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I love graphic memoirs. I love food memoirs. So it's no surprise that I really enjoyed this book! Knisley recounts her childhood & adolescence through the lens of food--from New York City, where her uncle owned a gourmet shop and her mother worked at a cheese shop & farmer's markets--and...

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Amanda Cohen, Ryan Dunlavey
Becker
4

A graphic memoir? A cookbook? Why not be both? Amanda Cohen shares the story of  Dirt Candy, her all vegetable restaurant in New York, along with recipes, technique, and the reality of building a restaurant and working every day to make it the best it can be. The graphic format allows for...

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Jane Yolen
extra medium
4

So, Aliera is now Defender of the Seelie Court, whatever that means. Stuck with pretty boy/troll Avery as her annoying lackey, Aliera has no idea what she’s supposed to do and Avery isn’t helping (and could he please just shut up already!). When her best friend (and cousin) Caroline disappears,...

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Cristy C Road
Emily
4

This amazing graphic novel is moving and eye-opening. I had no idea Green Day was so awesome, but when seen through Road's eyes their punk, pansexual, glamrock selves are inspiring, powerful and near godlike. Really cool book about the exploration of identity, culture, sexuality and ultimately...

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Matt Doeden
Mary P
3

This book is a retelling of the Boston Tea Party as a graphic novel.  The pictures and text make it very accessible to children of a wide variety of ages.  The information given in this book is accurate and clear without an extreme amount of text.

At the end of the book, there...

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Matthew Inman
Jennifer H
5

If you are a cat lover or a cat owner, this book is a must read. It explains some of the weird cat behavior in comic form and may give you some secret insights into why your cat is always lurking on the stairs or sleeping on your laptop. And what other book have you found that explores the idea...

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Ellen Forney
Becker
4

When she was in her late 20s, cartoonist Ellen Forney  was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. While she was open to the idea of treatment, she also worried that the drugs--and having her disorder more under control--would impede her creativity, her very livelihood. In this graphic memoir, she...

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Derf
Becker
4

Author Derf Backderf graduated from high school with Jeffrey Dahmer in 1978. While they weren't close, they moved in the same outcast circles, and Backderf has a unique perspective on the early development of the man that would become one of the worst modern serial killers. Combining his...

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Jeff Lemire
Brett
5

Jeff Lemire presents the story of a man literally and figuratively under pressure. An underwater welder by trade, Jack is used to working on the seabed in a pressure suit. But as he anticipates becoming a father, he finds himself haunted by unresolved issues from his childhood involving his...

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Craig Thompson
Brett
4

Winner of the 2012 Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist

This incredibly beautiful graphic novel from writer/artist Craig Thompson demonstrates how powerful the graphic format can be for storytelling. The novel takes place in a...

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John Layman
Emily
4

You are what you eat takes on a whole new meaning in CHEW, Tony Chu (hahah) is a cibopath, that means that he experiences the life of everything he eats... so pretty much eating anything sucks, except for canned beets they apparently don't register much. This graphic novel series follows the...

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Patrick Rothfuss
Emily
4

An absurdly funny, rather disturbing comic for adults by the author of the Kingkiller Chornicles Patrick Rothfuss. Nothing at all like his other works but very much like his blog, check it out the punch line is a killer!

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Edward Gorey
Emily
4

As a child I would plop myself down infront of the TV to watch Mystery on PBS, now it wasn’t because I was a huge fan of mysteries but because I was a huge fan of those creepy, chilling, and strange illustrations that introduced the show, it was only like ten or fifteen seconds of cartooning but...

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Josh Neufeld
Emily
4

This is a great graphic novel that depicts the lives of five groups of people as they deal with the coming of Hurricane Katrina and its devastating aftermath. This book brought to light so much about the situation in New Orleans that got glossed over in the news. Gritty, terrifying, moving this...

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Alison Bechdel
Laurie.
5

You don't need to be a fan of Bechdel's comic strip, Dykes to Watch Out For, to appreciate her first graphic novel examining her relationship with her father who committed suicide.  Her graphic art and storytelling had me re-reading this...

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Bryan Lee O'Malley
extra medium
5

Finally! The last volume in the Scott Pilgrim series! This book is so incredibly, amazingly fantastic! O'Malley's art keeps improving and his work in this volume is wonderful. All the little details and things that happened in the first books are addressed and there are some surprises at the end...

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extra medium
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This is a great collection of illustrated trickster tales told by Native Americans. The art is really diverse ranging from stuff you'd see in the newspaper comics to really beautiful and well drawn. My favorites are Giddy Up, Wolfie where Chuckfi the rabbit woos Nashoba-Tek, a female wolf and...

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Brooke A Allen
extra medium
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Tesana is a big girl who lives in her own imaginary world. In an attempt to fit in at her new school, she tries to help out with the pep rally. There, she finds a rabbit that can lay eggs and ends up beating up the entire football team to keep the rabbit safe. After escaping the pep rally,...

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Raina Telgemeier
Becker
4

The author recounts her middle and high school years in this graphic format memoir that revolves around friendship, self-discovery, and dental work. What made Raina's middle school years even more trying than usual was the fact that she fell and lost her 2 front teeth when she was in 6th grade....

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Jake Parker
Becker
3

Meet Missile Mouse, a mouse with a mission. He is part of the Galactic Security Agency, and his job is to keep the galaxy safe from the likes of the Rouge Imperium of Planets (RIP). His latest assignment is to rescue a kidnapped scientist before RIP can scan his brain for the secrets of the Star...

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Eleanor Davis
Becker
4

Julian the ultra nerd has moved to a new town, and decides to try to act like everyone else so that he won't be teased and can make friends. But it's hard to turn off your super-smart brain! After Julian reveals his smarts, he receives an encrypted note, which eventually leads him to Greta the...

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Chris Wooding
Becker
3

It's not a myth. If you gather the right objects and say the right words, Tall Jake will come and take you to Malice. And once you get there, you'll be fighting for your life. Malice is a novel/comic hybrid, which is a great format for this book. Many of the action sequences are in the graphic...

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Ashley Spires
Becker
4

Binky has just received word from F.U.R.S.T (Felines of the Universe Ready for Space Travel): he is now Space Cat qualified. Join Binky as he trains for his mission to leave Earth (and the house!), explore new worlds, and battle aliens (well, bugs). He builds his rocket ship, packs his snacks...