Great Graphic Novels

Honor Girl
Maggie Thrash

This graphic memoir follows fifteen-year-old Maggie during one fateful summer at Camp Bellflower, where she meets a beautiful camp counselor and begins questioning her identity.

Nimona
Noelle Stevenson

The last thing supervillain Lord Ballister Blackheart wants is a sidekick, but the shapeshifting Nimona won’t take no for an answer. Now they must work together to wreak havoc and defeat Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin once and for all.

March: Book One
John Lewis

Congressman John Lewis details the story of his life as a civil rights activist in this graphic memoir.

American Born Chinese
Gene Luen Yang

Three stories about the Chinese American experience weave together in unexpected ways.

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
Don Brown

This is the story of Hurricane Katrina, and how the government responded after the powerful storm destroyed much of the city of New Orleans.

Paper Girls
Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang

A paper route turns into a fight for survival against inhuman foes for four girls in 1988.

This One Summer
Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

Every summer, Rose and Windy meet up during their annual summer trip to Awago Beach. But this year, Rose’s parents are fighting more than usual, and Rose and Windy find even more drama as they search for a distraction.

Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey
Özge Samancı

Özge’s childhood is structured and predictable, but she dreams of adventure away from the political upheaval in Turkey. 

Through the Woods
Emily Carroll

This graphic novel is composed of five scary stories about what might await in a dark forest.

Black History in Its Own Words
Ronald Wimberly

Each page of this book describes a different inspiring figure from Black history and includes quotes and illustrations to bring their work to life.

Maus: A Survivor’s Tale
Art Spiegelman

This two-part story follows the author’s father as he struggles to survive during the Holocaust.