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Graphic Novel Recommendations

Graphic Novels

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by Jonathan Hennessey and Justin Greenwood. New York, NY: Ten Speed Press, 2017

Readers learn about the influences in Hamilton's life; his role in the Revolutionary war; participation in developing the Constitution; role as first Secretary of the Treasury: his tumultuou...

by Jonathan Hennessey and Aaron McConnell. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2013

Hennessey deconstructs the phrases of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address as a means to explain and portray the political and historical perspective, further illustrating the brilliance, import, and i...

by Harmen Meyndertsz Van den Bogaert and George O’Connor. New York, NY: First Second, 2006

Through words of Harmen Meyndertsz Van den Bogaert (as found in his journal) and George O’Connor’s art, we read about and experience the winter of 1634 and Bogaert's exploits as h...

by Nick Bertozzi. New York, NY: First Second, 2011

This beautifully illustrated book retells  the planning and fulfillment of Lewis and Clark’s famous expedition to chart the United States' wilderness. It details the planning, the choices made, the hardships, the losses...

by Jennifer Thermes New York, NY: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2019

This cross between a graphic novel and picture book is all ages book (literally and figuratively) beautifully telling the story of Manhattan. Thermes begins at the beginning allowing us to view, feel,...

Trilogy by John Lewis, Andrew Ayden, and Nate Powell. Marietta, GA: Top Shelf Publications, 2013

This is a three-volume memoir of Congressman John Lewis’ life and role in the civil rights movement, told with humility, sensitivity, and insight, along with incredibly powe...

by Scott Chantler. Portland, OR: ONI Press, 2010

Nonfiction. The story of Charles Lord and how in 1755 when Fort Newcastle is captured by French privateer Guerin Montglave, Charles and the Fort Newcastle survivors flee into the Canadian wilderness to find and chart the...

by Jonathan Hennessey and Aaron McConnell. New York, NY: Hill & Wang, 2008

The United States Constitution and its framers come to life in the graphic novel as readers learn about the arguments, balancing acts, intentions, and implications of our Constitution article by...

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