Graphic Novels

What is a graphic novel?  A “graphic novel” is a longer version of a comic book story that offers a more complex storyline, comparable to a novel. According to the ComicBookPedia website, the term “graphic novel” was first coined by Richard Kyle in 1964, mainly as an attempt to distinguish the newly translated works from Europe which were then being published from what Kyle perceived as the more juvenile subject matter that was so common in the United States.
According to the Internet Wikipedia, a “graphic novel” is a narrative work in which the story is conveyed to the reader using the comics form.  The term is employed in a broad manner, encompassing non-fiction works and thematically linked short stories as well as fictional stories across a number of genres.  Graphic novels using the same materials and method as print books are typically bound in a longer, more durable format then comic magazines.
Don’t know where to or how to start? Try any of the titles found on the American Library Association’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens.

Here are a few titles to get you started:

Maximum Ride 1

Maximum Ride 1 by NaRae Lee   TEEN 741.5 LEE v.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Life Sucks

Life Sucks by Jessica Abe   TEEN 741.5 ABE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Japan Ai: A Tall Girl's Adventure in Japan

Japan Ai: A Tall Girl’s Adventure in Japan by Aimee Major Steinberger   741.5 STE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Skim

Skim by Mariko Tamaki   TEEN 741.5 TAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Laika

Laika by Nick Abadzis   741.5 ABA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis   jB Sis, Peter Sis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Transformers. Revenge of the Fallen by Chris Mowry Teen   741.5 MOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

THE BONE SERIES:

Eyes of the Storm

Eyes of the Storm by Jeff Smith   TEEN 741.5 BONE SMI V.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Great Cow Race

The Great Cow Race by Jeff Smith   TEEN 741.5 BONE SMI v. 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  DRAGON BALL

Dragon Ball Vol. 6

Dragon Ball Vol. 6 by Akira Toriyama   TEEN 741.5 TOR v. 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Dragon Ball Z Vol. 6

Dragon Ball Z Vol. 6 by Akira Toriyama   TEEN 741.5 TOR v.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

BUFFY!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Pale Reflections

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Pale Reflections by Andi Watson   TEEN 741.5 Buffy W3374p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Crash Test Demons

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Crash Test Demons by Andi Watson   TEEN 741.5 Buffy W3374c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

GRAPHIC CLASSICS

Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce   TEEN 741.5 BIE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  H. P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft H. P. Lovecraft by H. P. (Howard Phillips) Lovecraft   TEEN 741.5 L8978h

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells   TEEN 741.5 W4543h

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe   TEEN 741.5 P743e

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle by Arthur Conan Doyle Sir   TEEN 741.5 D7541a

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