Graphic Novel Recommendations

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by Thi Bui. New York, NY: Abrams Comicarts, 2017

Thi Bui's memoir tells both her story as well as her family's story, teaching the reader both the immigrant experience but also about the Vietnam War from the perspective of Vietnamese. A beautiful story, but mature conte...

by Jimmy Gownley. New York, NY: Scholastic Graphix, 2014

Memoir. Jimmy shares his middle school years when he had was benched from the basketball team due to chicken pox, his grades sunk, and his teacher wouldn’t allow comics in her classroom. Jimmy tries to convince he...

by Cece Bell. New York, NY: Amulet Books, 2014

This is a memoir of how Ms. Bell learned adjusted and navigated in a hearing/speaking world after losing her hearing. This is a great anchor text for how to use contextual cues when reading or interacting socially (as Ms. B...

by Na Liu and Andres Vera Martinez. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publishing Group, 2012

A collection of eight short stories based on the author's life, it tells the story of Da Qin-Big Piano- and her sister, Xiao Qin - Little Piano- and their lives in the city of Wuhan China...

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 Raina Telgemeier. New York, NY: Scholastic Graphix, 2014

A companion book to Telgemeier's Smile, this book is about Raina's relationship with her younger sister Amara as told primarily through flashbacks during a family road trip from their home in San Francisco to a...

by Raina Telgemeier. New York, NY: Scholastic Graphix, 2010  

An autobiographical memoir told with humor and honesty about the tumultuous challenges and perils of Raina’s teen years: from the trauma of falling one night on her way home from a Girl Scout meeting sev...

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