Tag Archives: Graphic Novel

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

Tamaki, Mariko (Writer), and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (Illustrator). Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me. New York: First Second, 2019. In this gorgeously rendered graphic novel, we follow Freddy through the twists and turns of exciting yet ultimately disappointing teen love.

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Witch Boy

Ostertag, Molly Knox. The Witch Boy. New York: Graphix, 2017. Aster comes from a long line of magic users. In his* family, girls are taught spellcraft and become witches, while boys develop shapeshifting powers around puberty. Aster has always been … Continue reading

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Gender Queer: A Memoir

Kobabe, Maia. Gender Queer: A Memoir. Lion Forge, 2019. In this captivating graphic memoir, Maia Kobabe shares the story of eir* journey discovering eir nonbinary and asexual identities and coming out to eir friends, family, and community.

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Princess Princess Ever After

O’Neill, Katie. Princess Princess Ever After. Portland, OR: Oni Press, 2016. In this adorable graphic novel, princess Amira rescues princess Sadie from a tower where she has been imprisoned by her jealous sister. The two go on an adventure together, … Continue reading

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Fun Home

Bechdel, Alison. (2006). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. In this stunning graphic novel memoir, Alison Bechdel (of Dykes to Watch Out For fame) recounts memories of her relationship with her father, from early childhood to his … Continue reading

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Julio’s Day

Hernandez, Gilbert. (2013). Julio’s Day. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books. Julio’s Day is a beautifully illustrated story of one man’s life, told in 100 pages from his birth in 1900 to his death in 2000. Rather than an even linear timeline, … Continue reading

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Wandering Son

Shimura, Takako (Author) and Thorn, Matt (Translator). (2011). Wandering Son, Volume 1. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books. This lovely graphic novel collects the first 8 chapters of manga serial Wandering Son, written and illustrated by Shimura Takako.  This volume was first … Continue reading

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