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Boundless by Jillian Tamaki
GRAPHIC BOUNDLESS
Boundless is at once fantastical and realist, playfully hinting at possible transcendence: from one's culture, one's relationship, oneself. This collection of short stories is a showcase for the masterful blend of emotion and humour of award-winning cartoonist Jillian Tamaki.
Everything is Flammable by Gabrielle Bell
BIOGRAPHY GRAPHIC BELL
In Gabrielle Bell's much anticipated graphic memoir, she returns from New York to her childhood town in rural Northern California after her mother's home is destroyed by a fire. Spanning a single year, Everything is Flammable unfolds with humor and brutal honesty. Bell’s sharp, digressive style is inimitable.
Hostage by Guy Delisle
TCRIME GRAPHIC DEL
In the middle of the night in 1997, Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe André was kidnapped by armed men and taken away to an unknown destination in the Caucasus region. For three months, André was kept handcuffed in solitary confinement, with little to survive on and almost no contact with the outside world. Close to twenty years later, award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle ... recounts André's harrowing experience in Hostage, a book that attests to the power of one man's determination in the face of a hopeless situation.
The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
GRAPHIC TEEN MAUS
Maus is a haunting tale within a tale. Vladek's harrowing story of survival is woven into the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father. Against the backdrop of guilt brought by survival, they stage a normal life of small arguments and unhappy visits.
300 by Array
GRAPHIC TEEN THREE
he armies of Persia-a vast horde greater than any the world has ever known-are poised to crush Greece, an island of reason and freedom in a sea of madness and tyranny. Standing between Greece and this tidal wave of destruction are a tiny detachment of but three hundred warriors. Frank Miller's epic retelling of history's supreme moment of battlefield valor is finally collected in its intended format-each two-page spread from the original comics is presented as a single undivided page.
Paper Girls Volume 1 by Brian K Vaughan
GRAPHIC PAPER V.1
Supernatural mysteries and suburban drama collide in the early hours after the Halloween of 1988 for four twelve-year-old newspaper delivery girls.
My Brother's Husband, Volume 1 by Gengoroh Tagame
GRAPHIC MY V.1
Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo; formerly married to Natsuki, father to their young daughter, Kana. Their lives suddenly change with the arrival at their doorstep of a hulking, affable Canadian named Mike Flanagan, who declares himself the widower of Yaichi's estranged gay twin, Ryoji. Mike is on a quest to explore Ryoji's past, and the family reluctantly but dutifully takes him in. What follows is an unprecedented and heartbreaking look at the state of a largely still-closeted Japanese gay culture: how it's been affected by the West, and how the next generation can change the preconceptions about it and prejudices against it.
Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia E. Butler
GRAPHIC KINDRED 08/17
Octavia E. Butler's bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format.
A People's History of American Empire (American Empire Project) by Howard Zinn, Mike Konopacki, Paul Buhle
HISTORY US GRAPHIC ZIN 01/16
Shifting from world-shattering events to one family's small revolutions, A People's History of American Empire presents the ground-level history of America in a new medium.
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel by Harper Lee, Fred Fordham
GRAPHIC LEE 06/19
An unforgettable portrait of race and class, innocence and injustice, hypocrisy and heroism, tradition and transformation, in the Deep South of the 1930s, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird remains as important today as it was upon its initial publication in 1960, during the turbulent years of the civil rights movement.
Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine
GRAPHIC KILLING 10/15
Killing and Dying is a stunning showcase of the possibilities of the graphic novel medium and a wry exploration of loss, creative ambition, identity, and family dynamics.
Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal
GRAPHIC WOMAN 02/19
When a birth defect wipes out the planet's entire population of men, Women World rises out of society's ashes
Undocumented: A Worker's Fight by Duncan Tonatiuh
GRAPHIC TEEN UNDOCUMENTED
Tonatiuh’s lean and elegant fable plots a memorable map of one man’s immigration experience.
Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World by Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell
LITERATURE LITCOLL JNF GAI
Art Matters is a stirring testament to the freedom of ideas that inspires us to make art in the face of adversity, and dares us to choose to be bold.
The Leg: The Remarkable Reappearance of Santa Anna's Disembodied Limb by Van Jensen
GRAPHIC TEEN LEG
The disembodied leg of Santa Anna has returned from the grave -- and with Mexico once again in peril, it's up to the Leg to save the country in this rollicking, surreal adventure story that blends Spaghetti Westerns with Mexican history and folktales. Join the Leg on his unforgettable journey.
The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui
BIOGRAPHY GRAPHIC BUI 03/17
The author describes her experiences as a young Vietnamese immigrant, highlighting her family's move from their war-torn home to the United States in graphic novel format.
Apollo by Matt Fitch, Chris Baker
SCIENCE SPACE GRAPHIC FIT 07/18
In Apollo, Matt Fitch, Chris Baker, and Mike Collins unpack the urban legends, the gossip, and the speculation to reveal a remarkable true story about life, death, dreams, and the reality of humanity's greatest exploratory achievement.
Your Black Friend and Other Strangers by Ben Passmore
GRAPHIC YOUR 04/18
Your Black Friend and Other Strangers is a collection of culturally charged comics by cartoonist Ben Passmore.
Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story by Peter Bagge
GRAPHIC BAGGE 02/16
Presents the life of the birth-control activist, educator, nurse, mother and protofeminist from her birth in the late ninteenth century to her death after the invention of the birth control pill.
Queer: A Graphic History by Julia Scheele, Dr. Meg-John Barker
SOCSCI LGBT GRAPHIC BAR 04/18
Activist-academic Meg John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel.