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  • Details about Maus : A Survivor's Tale

    Maus : A Survivor's Tale

    Art Spiegelman

    A story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father's story and history itself.…more

  • Details about March: Book One

    March: Book One

    John Lewis; Andrew Aydin; Nate Powell (Artist, Cover Design by)

    Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figuresof the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence hastaken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from asegregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receivingbeatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the firstAfrican-American president. Now, to share his remarkable story with newgenerations, Lewis presents March, a graphic novel t……more

  • Details about A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return

    A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return

    Zeina Abirached (Illustrator); Edward Gauvin (Translator)

    When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two, separated by bricks and sandbags and threatened by snipers and shelling. East Beirut is for Christians, and West Beirut is for Muslims. When Zeina's parents don't return one afternoon from a visit to the other half of the city and the bombing grows ever closer, the neighbors in her apartment house create a ……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 Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty

    Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty

    G. Neri; Randy DuBurke

    A graphic novel based on the life and death of Robert 'Yummy' Sandifer, an 11-year-old gang member from Chicago's Southside who was killed by his own gang. 11-year-old Roger is trying to make sense of his classmate Yummy's death, but first he has to make sense of Yummy's life. Was he some sort of monster, or just another kid? A compelling graphic dramatisation based on true events, this gritty exploration of youth gang life will prompt teen readers to question their own understandings of good an……more

  • Details about American Born Chinese

    American Born Chinese

    Gene Luen Yang ; coloring by Lark Pien.

    A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables; and Chin-Kee, a personification of the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, who is ruining his cousin Danny's life with his yearly visits. Thei……more

  • Details about Black Panther: A Nation under Our Feet

    Black Panther: A Nation under Our Feet

    Ta-Nehisi Coates; Brian Stelfreeze (Artist)

    MacArthur Genius and National Book Award-winner T- Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) takes the helm, confronting T'Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda. When a superhuman terrorist group that calls itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt - but can its monarch survive the necessary change? Collecting: Black Panther 1-4…more

  • Details about Boxers and Saints Boxed Set

    Boxers and Saints Boxed Set

    Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator); Lark Pien

    Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. A New York Times bestseller China,1898. Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants. Little Bao has had enough. Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers - commoners trained in kung fu who fight to free China from "foreign devils." Against all odds, this grass-roots rebellion is violently successful. But nothing is simple. Litt……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 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 wha……more