• Trinity: A Graphic History of the Atomic Bomb

    By Jonathan Fetter-Vorm (YA 623.45199 Fett)

    A graphic novel account of the race to construct the atomic bomb and the decision to drop it, tracing the early research, the heated debates, and profiles of forefront Manhattan Project contributors.


    Lexile: GN950L, HS

     


  • Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

    By Liz Prince (YA B Prin)

    Growing up, Liz Prince wasn't a girly girl and she wasn’t one of the guys either. With the forces of school, parents, friendship, and romance pulling her, "the middle" isn't an easy place to be.


    Lexile: N/A, HS

     


  • Relish: My Life in the Kitchen

    By Lucy Knisley (YA Knis)

    Lucy loves food. The daughter of a chef, Lucy traces key episodes in her life to what she was eating at the time. Each chapter includes a recipe and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life.


    Lexile: 970L, HS

     


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

    By Jim Ottaviani (YA 509.22 Otta)

    This graphic novel follows three ground-breaking female researchers who were all students of Louis Leakey, and each made profound contributions to primatology--and to our own understanding of ourselves.


    Lexile: N/A, MS/HS 

     


  • The Other Side of the Wall

    By Simon Schwartz (YA Schw)

    Simon Schwartz tells the true story of his parents' coming of age in East Germany, their rejection of the communist way of life, and the challenges of leaving that world behind.


    Lexile: GN580L, MS/HS

     


  • March, Book 2 (2015)

    By John Lewis (YA B Lewi)

    March is the first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. Rooted in Lewis’ personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.

    Lexile: GN760L / GN850L, HS

     


  • March, Book 1 (2013)

    By John Lewis (YA B Lewi)

    March is the first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. Rooted in Lewis’ personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.

    Lexile: GN760L / GN850L, HS

     


  • Last of the Sandwalkers

    By Jay Hosler (YA Hosl)

    A family of beetles on a journey for scientific revelation discovers a whole world lies outside their small oasis. They encounter a variety of dangerous challenges that makes them question their known history.

    Lexile: N/A, HS

     


  • The Dumbest Idea Ever

    By Jimmy Gownley (J 741.5973 Grow)

    Comic creator Jimmy Gownley shares his adventures from an eager-to-please boy into comic book artist. This is the real-life story of how the DUMBEST idea, became the BEST thing that ever happened to him.


    Lexile: GN330L, MS

     


  • Saints (2013)

    By Gene Luen Yang (YA Yang)

    Saints tells two opposing Chinese experiences during the Boxer Rebellion at the turn of the 20th century. In Boxers, Little Bao embarks on a crusade to save China from Christian missionaries. In Saints, Vibiana leaves home and finds fulfillment in service to the Church.

    Lexile: N/A, HS

     


  • Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans

    By Don Brown (YA 976.044 Brow)

    The riveting tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courage -- and also of racism and criminality.


    Lexile: GN920L, HS

     


  • Boxers (2013)

    By Gene Luen Yang (YA Yang)

    Boxers  tells two opposing Chinese experiences during the Boxer Rebellion at the turn of the 20th century. In Boxers, Little Bao embarks on a crusade to save China from Christian missionaries. In Saints, Vibiana leaves home and finds fulfillment in service to the Church.

    Lexile: N/A, HS

     


  • Andre the Giant: Life and Legend

    By Box Brown (YA Brow)

    Drawing from historical records and a wealth of anecdotes from his colleagues in the wrestling world, this biography describes a heroic pro-wrestling figure who'd been dealt an extraordinary hand in life.

    Lexile: N/A, HS

     


  • Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I Poetry and Comics

    (YA 940.3 Abov)

    The words of the Trench Poets of WWI find dramatic expression and reinterpretation in comic form by twenty leading graphic artists.

    Lexile: N/A, HS