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Powerful Girls in Graphic Novels

  • Details about In Real Life.

    In Real Life.

    Cory Doctorow

    Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. It's a place where she can be a leader, a fighter, a hero. It's a place where she can meet people from all over the world, and make friends. Gaming is, for Anda, entirely a good thing.nbsp; But things become a lot more complicated when Anda befriends a gold farmer -- a poor Chinese kid whose avatar in the game illegally collects valuable objects and then sells them to players from……more

  • Details about The Darkest Reflection

    The Darkest Reflection

    Gail Simone; Ardian Syaf (Artist); Vincente Vincente (Illustrator); Vincente Cifuentes (Artist); Adam Hughes (Cover Design by)

    A New York Times Best Seller! As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics- The New 52 event of September 2011, Barbara Gordon is finally back asBatgirl! The nightmare-inducing brute known as Mirror is destroying the lives ofGotham City citizens seemingly at random. Will Barbara be able to survive herexplosive confrontation with this new villain, as well as facing dark secretsfrom her past? A new chapter in the riveting adventures of Batgirl continues instunning fashion, with script by fan-favorite Gail……more

  • Details about The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

    The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

    Ryan North (Text by); Erica Henderson (Illustrator)

    New series, New Avenger! With her unique combination of wit, empathy and squirrel powers, computer science student Doreen Green - aka the unbeatable Squirrel Girl - is all that stands between the Earth and total destruction. Well, Doreen plus her friends Tippy-Toe (a squirrel) and Nancy (a regular human with no powers). So, mainly Squirrel Girl. Then what hope does the Earth have if she gets hurled back in time to the 1960s and erased from history? At least Nancy will never forget her friend, bu……more

  • Details about Ms. Marvel - No Normal

    Ms. Marvel - No Normal

    Marvel Comics (Text by); Adrian Alphona (Artist); G. Willow Wilson; Jacob Wyatt (Artist)

    Marvel Comics presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! As Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or wi……more

  • Details about Princess Ugg : Volume 1

    Princess Ugg : Volume 1

    Ted Naifeh

    "Princess Ülga isn't your standard princess, but her royal lineage goes back for generations. At her mother's bequest, [she] travels to the city-state of Atraesca, where the prestigious PrincessAcademy lies, so that she can learn about things like diplomacy-- hopefully for the benefit of her rough and tumble people. But Ülga will learn that she's more behind in her studies than she realized-- and that when you're a princess, you're bound to have a few enemies"…more

  • Details about Persepolis : The story of a Childhood.

    Persepolis : The story of a Childhood.

    Marjane Satrapi.

    Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. ["A] self-portrait of the artist as a young girl, rendered in graceful black-and-white comics that apply a childlike sensibility to the bleak lowlights of recent Iranian history . . . [Her] style is powerful; it persuasively communicates confusion and horror through the eyes of a precocious preteen."QVillage Voice.…more

  • Details about Nimona

    Nimona

    Noelle Stevenson (Illustrator)

    Indies Choice Book of the Year * National Book Award Finalist * New York Times Bestseller * New York Times Notable Book * Kirkus Best Book * School Library Journal Best Book * Publishers Weekly Best Book * NPR Best Book * New York Public Library Best Book * Chicago Public Library Best Book The New York Times bestselling graphic novel sensation from Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic. Kirkus says, "If you're going to read one graphic novel this year, make i……more

  • Details about Anya's Ghost

    Anya's Ghost

    Vera Brosgol (Illustrator)

    Anya could really use a friend. But her new BFF isn't kidding about the "forever" part . . . Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who's been dead for a century. Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya's normal life might actually be worse. She's embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she's pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend--even a ghost--is just what ……more

  • Details about Ghost World

    Ghost World

    Daniel Clowes

    The Ghost World film, based on Clowes hit graphic novel of the same name, was released by MGM/UA in the Autumn of 2001. Written by Clowes and Terry Zwigoff, the story of Enid, (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlet Johansson) has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted screenplay - a fact which is sure to attract media and public interest to the original comic book.…more

  • Details about Star Wars: Princess Leia

    Star Wars: Princess Leia

    Mark Waid (Text by); Terry Dodson (Illustrator)

    When Princess Leia Organa was captured by the Empire, she never betrayed her convictions - even after the complete destruction of her home world, Alderaan. When her rescue came, Leia grabbed a blaster and joined the fight, escaping back to the Rebel Alliance and helping strike the biggest blow against the Empire - the destruction of the Death Star! But in the aftermath of that victory, the question remains... what is a princess without a world? As Leia comes to grips with her loss, a new mission……more

  • Details about This One Summer

    This One Summer

    Mariko Tamaki; Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator)

    A New York Times bestseller A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their refuge. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. One of the local teens - just a……more

  • Details about Sword Art Online - Girls' Ops

    Sword Art Online - Girls' Ops

    Reki Kawahara; Neko Nekobyou

    The virtual world of ALfheim Online might not be literally deadly, but there's still plenty of tough adventuring to be had. The trio of Liz, Silica, and Leafa set out on a quest for a magical ring but immediately run into monsters tougher than they expected. A certain black-clothed swordsman comes to their rescue--but it's not Kirito?! It seems the "game of death" has had lingering emotional effects on everyone, and even the survivors bear scars. But the trio have gotten through tough times befo……more