by Noelle Stevenson. New York, NY: Harper Teen, 2015
Nimona is a confident, snarky, often-inspired shapeshifter who serves as super-villain Lord Ballister’s sidekick. However, readers soon discover that nothing is at it seems to be, especially not good and evil. Wonderful study of character and "good' and "evil."
National Book Award Finalist, 2015 Eisner Award Nomination; starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books; A New York Times Bestseller; and awarded Slate’s Cartoonist Studio Prize award.
See how to use this book to teach literary devices (pp.101-102) and character development (pp. 103-106) in Worth A Thousand Words: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Visual and Verbal Literacy.