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Graphic Novels: (Summer Reading Challenge 2019)

  • Details about Hey, Kiddo

    Hey, Kiddo

    Jarrett J. Krosoczka

    The powerful, unforgettable graphic memoir from Jarrett Krosoczka, about growing up with a drug-addicted mother, a missing father, and two unforgettably opinionated grandparents.…more

  • Details about Home After Dark

    Home After Dark

    David Small

    Wildly kaleidoscopic and furiously cinematic, Home After Dark is a literary tour-de-force that renders the brutality of adolescence in the so-called nostalgic 1950s, evoking such classics as The Lord of the Flies. Thirteen-year-old Russell Pruitt, abandoned by his mother, follows his father to sun-splashed California in search of a dream. Suddenly forced to fend for himself, Russell struggles to survive in Marshfield, a dilapidated town haunted by a sadistic animal killer and a ring of malicious……more

  • Details about Killing and Dying

    Killing and Dying

    Adrian Tomine

    "One of the most gifted graphic novelists of our time." -- Wired Killing and Dying is a stunning showcase of the possibilities of the graphic novel medium and a wry exploration of loss, creative ambition, identity, and family dynamics. With this work, Adrian Tomine ( Shortcomings , Scenes from an Impending Marriage ) reaffirms his place not only as one of the most significant creators of contemporary comics but as one of the great voices of modern American literature. His gift for capturing e……more

  • Details about Patience

    Patience

    Daniel Clowes (Artist)

    Patience is a psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially "Clowesian" and utterly unique in the author's body of work. This 180-page, full-color original graphic novel affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberant and breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell his most suspenseful, surprising and affecting story yet.…more

  • Details about Alex + Ada

    Alex + Ada

    Sarah Vaughn

    When lonely Alex gets an expensive X5 realistic android as a birthday gift from his grandmother, he finds her lack of individuality disappointing and begins to explore the illegal underground of unlocked artificial intelligence.…more

  • Details about Trashed

    Trashed

    Derf Backderf

    Graphic novel based on the author's time spent working on a garbage truck.…more

  • Details about The Iliad

    The Iliad

    In a companion volume to his award-winning adaptation of The Odyssey, the incomparable graphic novelist Gareth Hinds masterfully adapts Homer's classic wartime epic. More than three thousand years ago, two armies faced each other in an epic battle that rewrote history and came to be known as the Trojan War. The Iliad, Homer's legendary account of this nine-year ordeal, is considered the greatest war story of all time and one of the most important works of Western literature. In this stunning gra……more

  • Details about Going Into Town

    Going Into Town

    Roz Chast

    From the #1 NYT bestselling author of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast's new graphic memoir--a hilarious illustrated ode/guide/thank-you note to Manhattan as only she could write it. For native Brooklynite Roz Chast, adjusting to life in the suburbs (where people own trees!?) was surreal. But she recognized that for her kids, the reverse was true. On trips into town, they would marvel at the strange world of Manhattan: its gum-wad-dotted sidewalks, honey-combed streets, an……more

  • Details about The One Hundred Nights of Hero

    The One Hundred Nights of Hero

    Isabel Greenberg

    A New York Times bestseller An NPR Best Book of 2016 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016 In the tradition of The Arabian Nights , a beautifully illustrated tapestry of folk tales and myths about the secret legacy of female storytellers in an imagined medieval world. In the Empire of Migdal Bavel, Cherry is married to Jerome, a wicked man who makes a diabolical wager with his friend Manfred: if Manfred can seduce Cherry in one hundred nights, he can have his castle--and Cherry. But what Jero……more

  • Details about The Handmaid's Tale [graphic novel]

    The Handmaid's Tale [graphic novel]

    Margaret Atwood

    Abstract:  "Margaret Atwood's best-loved novel has taken the world by storm again. Riding high on bestseller lists for months and the basis for Hulu's Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning smash hit series, The Handmaid's Tale is everywhere--and it's primed for a stunning new graphic novel adaptation. The story is iconic: In the Republic of Gilead, a Handmaid named Offred lives in the home of the Commander, to the purpose that she become pregnant with his child. Stripped of her most basic fr……more