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  • Details about Mary's Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein

    Mary's Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein

    Lita Judge

    "Both timely and terrifying." --Gregory Macguire, New York Times -bestselling author of Wicked Pairing free verse with over three hundred pages of black-and-white watercolor illustrations, Mary's Monster is a unique and stunning biography of Mary Shelley, the pregnant teenage runaway who became one of the greatest authors of all time. Legend is correct that Mary Shelley began penning Frankenstein in answer to a dare to write a ghost story. What most people don't know, however, is that the seed……more

  • Details about Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War

    Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War

    Jessica Dee Humphreys; Claudia Dávila (Illustrator); Michel Chikwanine

    Michel Chikwanine was five years old when he was abducted from his school-yard soccer game in the Democratic Republic of Congo and forced to become a soldier for a brutal rebel militia. Against the odds, Michel managed to escape and find his way back to his family, but he was never the same again. After immigrating to Canada, Michel was encouraged by a teacher to share what happened to him in order to raise awareness about child soldiers around the world, and this book is part of that effort. To……more

  • Details about Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas

    Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas

    Jim Ottaviani

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Jim Ottaviani returns with an action-packed account of the three greatest primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birut#65533; Galdikas. These three ground-breaking researchers were all students of the great Louis Leakey, and each made profound contributions to primatology--and to our own understanding of ourselves. Tackling Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas in turn, and covering the highlights of their respective careers, Primates is an access……more

  • Details about The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler

    The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler

    John Hendrix

    A 2018 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Winner! Adolf Hitler's Nazi party is gaining strength and becoming more menacing every day. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor upset by the complacency of the German church toward the suffering around it, forms a breakaway church to speak out against the established political and religious authorities. When the Nazis outlaw the church, he escapes as a fugitive. Struggling to reconcile his faith and the teachings of the Bible with the Nazi Party's evil agend……more

  • Details about Grand Theft Horse

    Grand Theft Horse

    G. Neri; Corban Wilkin (Illustrator)

    With well over 100,000 copies in print, this classic book for beginning scientists (first published in 2001) has been totally redesigned. Gail Raffu was once a respected racehorse trainer known for her unconventional training methods. The she became part owner of the thoroughbred Urgent Envoy, and everything changed. The horse's co--owners pushed Gail to speed up her training methods, and eventually made her race him too early. The horse developed a hairline fracture. One more race would kill hi……more

  • Details about Jane Austen: Her Heart Did Whisper

    Jane Austen: Her Heart Did Whisper

    Manuela Santoni (Illustrator); Matteo Benassi

    In a time of formal dances, courtyard courtships, and strict ideas about a woman's role in the world, Jane Austen looked at the England around her and created unforgettable art. Before she was the beloved author of Pride and Prejudice and other classic novels, Jane Austen was a young woman wrestling with society's expectations and challenges of the heart. Her own story involves choices that changed literary history--and perhaps even the choice to walk away from love. This graphic imagining of Ja……more

  • Details about The Senses

    The Senses

    Matteo Farinella (Illustrator)

    Step into the world of the senses . . . Meet the four mechanoreceptors of touch, examine our taste buds up close, discover the link between smells and memories, and learn how optical illusions trick the cells in our eyes into seeing things that aren't there... In this humorous, detailed, yet still accessible book, neuroscientist and illustrator Matteo Farinella takes the reader on a wild ride through key figures and fascinating facts about each of our five senses, describing the most up to dat……more

  • Details about Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen

    Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen

    Abby Denson

    Travelling to Japan has never been so much fun--visit the land of anime, manga, cosplay, hot springs and sushi! This full-color graphic novel Japan guidebook is the first of it's kind exploring Japanese culture from a cartoonist's perspective. Cool Japan Guide takes you on a fun tour from the high-energy urban streets of Tokyo to the peaceful Zen gardens and Shinto shrines of Kyoto and introduces you to: the exciting world of Japanese food--from bento to sushi and everything in between. the ot……more

  • Details about The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded

    The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded

    Jim Ottaviani; Leland Purvis (Illustrator)

    Award winning authors Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis present a historically accurate graphic novel biography of English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.   English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing (1912-1954) is credited with many of the foundational principles of contemporary computer science. The Imitation Game presents a historically accurate graphic novel biography of Turing's life, including his groundbreaking work on the fundamentals of cryptograp……more

  • Details about Yon and Mu

    Yon and Mu

    Junji Ito

    "A diary of true events that happened to the author when his girlfriend moves into the author's new house with two strange feline friends. Series Overview- Horror comics author Junji Ito has recently purchased a new house and has decided to invite his girlfriend to move in with him. However, when she moves in, she comes with two cats, Yon, a strange-looking white cat with a ghastly fur pattern on its back that resembles a skull, and Mu, Yon's cute counterpart and playmate. This manga is a diary ……more

  • Details about Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans

    Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans

    Don Brown

    Kirkus' Best of 2015 list School Library Journal Best of 2015 Publishers Weekly's Best of 2015 list Horn Book Fanfare Book Booklist Editor's Choice On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their ……more

  • Details about My Friend Dahmner

    My Friend Dahmner

    Derf Backderf

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER2013 ALA/YALSA Alex Award2014 Revelation Award at Angoulême2015 ALA/YALSA Alex Award (Excellence in Narrative Nonfiction)You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer--the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper--seared himself into the American consciousness. To the public, Dahmer was a monster who committed unthinkable atrocities. To Derf Backderf, "Jeff" was a much more complex figure: a high school friend with whom he had shared classrooms, h……more

  • Details about Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

    Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

    Liz Prince

    Growing up, Liz Prince wasn't a girly girl, dressing in pink tutus or playing Pretty Pretty princess like the other girls in her neighborhood. But she wasn't exactly one of the guys either, as she quickly learned when her Little League baseball coach exiled her to the outfield instead of letting her take the pitcher's mound. Liz was somewhere in the middle, and Tomboy is the story of her struggle to find the place where she belonged. Tomboy is a graphic novel about refusing gender boundaries, ye……more

  • Details about Relish: My Life in the Kitchen

    Relish: My Life in the Kitchen

    Lucy Knisley (Illustrator)

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe--many of them treasured family dishes, and a few of them Lucy's original inventions. A welcome read f……more

  • Details about Audubon, on the Wings of the World

    Audubon, on the Wings of the World

    Fabien Grolleau; Jérémie Royer (Illustrator); Etienne Gilfillan (Translator); David Sutton (Translator)

    At the start of the nineteenth century, John James Audubon embarked upon an epic ornithological quest across America with nothing but his artist' s materials, an assistant, a gun and an all-consuming passion for birds... This beautiful volume tells the story of an incredible artist and adventurer: one who encapsulates the spirit of early America, when the wilderness felt limitless and was still greatly unexplored. Based on Audubon's own retellings, this graphic novel version of his travels capt……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 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 The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale

    The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale

    Art Spiegelman

    THE DEFINITIVE EDITION: The Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel acclaimed as "the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust" ( Wall Street Journal ) and "the first masterpiece in comic book history" ( The New Yorker ). A brutally moving work of art--widely hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever written-- Maus recounts the chilling experiences of the author's father during the Holocaust, with Jews drawn as wide-eyed mice and Nazis as menacing cats. Maus is a ha……more