Young Adult Graphic Novels

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Borja González, Lee Douglas
Description: "In Borja González's stunning graphic novel, two parallel stories reflect and intertwine in a tale of youthful dreams and desires. In 1856, Teresa, a young aristocrat, is more interested in writing avantgarde horror poetry than making a suitable marriage. In 2016, three teenage girls, Gloria, Laura, and Cristina, want to start a punk band called the Black Holes. They have everything they need: attitude, looks, instinct . . . and an alarming lack of musical talent. They've barely started rehearsing when strange things begin to happen. As their world and Teresa's intersect, they're haunted by the echo of something that happened 160 years ago."--Publisher's website.
Call Number: FIC Gon
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Sabaa Tahir, Nicole Andelfinger, Sonia Liao, Kieran Quigley, Mike Fiorentino
Description: "Elias, Helene, and Tavi are Fivers -- in training to become elite military recruits for the Martial Empire at Blackcliff Academy. When they're sent on a dangerous mission to steal a heavily-guarded poison on Isle South, the soon find themselves up against surprising enemies -- including other recruits. As the true horror of their assignment is revealed, these three will begin to confront the harrowing realities of Martial rule, their place in the system...and the choices they must make to survive" -- Publisher's description.
Call Number: YA FIC Tah
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Anthony Horowitz, Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston, Amrit Birdi
Description: "Alex Rider is back--and this time there are no limints. After a chance encounter with the son of billionaire Nikolei Drevin, Alex Rider finds himself in the middle of an international plot to destroy the Pentagon. The weapon--Ark Angel, a revolutionary space hotel with catastrophic potential" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Hor
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
David Levithan, Ned Vizzini, Nick Bertozzi
Description: Badly in need of self-confidence and a change of image, high school nerd Jeremy Heere swallows a pill-sized super computer that is supposed to help him get whatever he wants.
Call Number: YA 741.5973 Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Leigh Dragoon, artist Kaari (Comic book artist), Marie Lu
Description: June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic-- and each other-- and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government's elite circles as Princeps-Elect, while Day has been assigned a high-level military position. But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them: just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic's border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country's defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything" -- back cover.
Call Number: YA FIC Dra
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, Raul Allen, Patricia (Martín Samaniego) Martín, Frank. Dune Herbert
Description: "Dune, Frank Herbert's epic science-fiction masterpiece set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar society, tells the story of Paul Atreides as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism, and politics, Dune is a powerful, fantastical tale that takes an unprecedented look into our universe, and is transformed by the graphic novel format. In the first volume of a three-book trilogy encompassing the original novel, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's adaptation retains the story's integrity, and Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín's magnificent illustrations, along with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz, bring the book to life for a new generation of readers." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Greg Neri, Corban Wilkin, Gail Ruffu
Description: "Gail Ruffu was a rookie trainer known for her unconventional methods and ability to handle dangerous horses. When she became part owner of an untamed thoroughbred named Urgent Envoy, everything changed. After Urgent Envoy showed real promise, her co-owners forced Gail to speed up training and race him too early, causing the horse to develop a hairline shin fracture. Refusing to drug the horse to keep it running, Gail lost Urgent Envoy to her partners, who pushed the horse even harder. One more race would kill him. When nobody heeded her warnings, Gail had to act. So on Christmas Eve, she rescued her own horse. A modern-day outlaw, Gail evaded private investigators and refused to give the horse up. Blacklisted by the racing world, she learned the law at night to take on a powerful L.A. attorney determined to crush her in court. As she stood up for the humane treatment of racehorses, she also faced down the system that caused their demise. In this gorgeous graphic biography, G. Neri, author of the acclaimed Yummy and Ghetto Cowboy, retells the life of his cousin Gail, a pioneer who challenged the horse racing world for the sake of one extraordinary horse. With illustrations by brilliant newcomer Corban Wilkin, it is a must-read for horse lovers everywhere."--Cover flap.
Call Number: YA FIC Ner
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Mike Hawthorne, Sam (Comic book artist) Bowen, Ari Pluchinsky, Clem Robins
Description: Eisner Award-nominated artist Mike Hawthorne presents a true and tragic graphic novel memoir about family, abuse, survival and what it means to be Puerto Rican in America. Mike Hawthorne's mother is left alone to raise her son in New York City, a city that torments them both with its unforgiving nature. But when Mike falls victim to an old world Santeria death curse, a haunting sign from the old country of something his mother could never truly escape --she begins a series of events that drive him away both physically and emotionally. For the first time ever, Eisner Award-nominated artist Mike Hawthorne (Superior Spider-Man) tells the true and tragic story of enduring abuse, discovering a love of art, and a passion that helped him to build the home he never had in this graphic novel memoir about family, survival, and what it means to be Puerto Rican in America.
Call Number: B Haw
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Reid Chancellor
Description: "Punk rock and mental health have been intertwined since the very beginning. Nervous breakdowns, anxiety, seeking acceptance, attempting to overcome internalized demons, and reacting to harmful and oppressive systems -- punk rock embodies and emboldens all our feelings and experiences, positive and negative. Hardcore Anxiety charts and tracks punk movements from the '70s till today, from small towns to stadiums, from the struggles in our heads to the people actively harming us in our communities. Told from the point of view of a young man discovering punk and working through mental illness in Evansville, Indiana, this stunning nonfiction graphic novel gives punks the most important advice of all: 'You aren't alone. You're going to make it through alive.'" -- Back cover.
Call Number: 781.66 Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Luke W. Molver
Description: "It is a time of triumph, and looming danger. The defeat of the slaver clans in Shaka Rising augers well for the Zulu kingdom, but the ominous tide of colonization is rising as foreign fortune hunters arrive like swallows from across the sea...and in King Shaka's own lands, insidious treachery threatens the balance of power. King Shaka continues the re-telling of the legend of an African hero who faces new challenges in a changing world as he strives to shield his people from dangers both within and without."-- Back cover.
Call Number: YA FIC Mol
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Elisa Macellari, Edward Fortes
Description: "In 1960s America, Kusama is a symbol of free love and peace. She fights a constant battle with her mental health, but finds salvation in art. From her childhood in rural Japan through her radical happenings in New York to her groundbreaking international installations, this vivid graphic novel documents the incredible journey of a remarkable icon."--Back cover.
Call Number: 709.2 Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Jason Reynolds, Danica Novgorodoff, Jason. Long way down Reynolds
Description: As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.
Call Number: YA FIC Rey
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Jennifer Muro, Thomas Krajewski, Gretel Lusky, Wes Abbott
Description: While living with her latest set of foster parents, Ashley Rayburn mistakenly applies some found body paints which give her a wide range of special powers, but soon the military discovers what happened to their secret weapon and this puts Ashley and her newfound family and friends in danger.
Call Number: J FIC Mur
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Meg-John Barker, Jules Scheele
Description: "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. From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged. Along the way we look at key landmarks which shift our perspective of what's 'normal'--Alfred Kinsey's view of sexuality as a spectrum, Judith Butler's view of gendered behaviour as a performance, the play Wicked, or moments in Casino Royale when we're invited to view James Bond with the kind of desiring gaze usually directed at female bodies in mainstream media."--Publisher description.
Call Number: 306.766 Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Laurie Halse Anderson, Emily Carroll
Description: "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless--an outcast--because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her.
Call Number: YA FIC And
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
John Knoll, Gary Whitta
Description: Follows a band of rebels on a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans.
Call Number: J FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Alessandro Ferrari
Call Number: Pub date 021621 (oo)
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Alessandro Ferrari
Call Number: Pub date 021621 (oo)
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Gene Luen Yang, Janice Chiang, artist Gurihiru
Description: When Dr. Lee moves his family to Metropolis, his son Tommy adjusts to the new neighborhood while daughter Roberta feels out of place, so when the evil Klan of the Fiery Cross begins a string of terrorist attacks on the city, Superman fights them, and Roberta and Superman soon learn to embrace their own unique features that set them apart.
Call Number: FIC Yan
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Deborah Ellis, Nora Twomey
Description: This graphic-novel adaptation of The Breadwinner animated film tells the story of eleven-year-old Parvana who must disguise herself as a boy to support her family during the Taliban's rule in Afghanistan.
Call Number: J FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald, K. Woodman-Maynard, F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald
Description: The first graphic novel based on the classic by Jazz Age author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Jay Gatsby had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan, then lost her to a rich boy. Now, mysteriously wealthy, he is ready to risk everything to woo her back.
Call Number: YA FIC Fit
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Michael Moreci, Sas Milledge, Phil Hester, David Calderon, Steve Wands
Description: "Before Batman trained him to be Robin, Dick Grayson was star of his family of trapeze artists, but when an enchanting new attraction opens nearby and threatens to lure away their remaining customers, Dick is among those drawn to its magical glow and may be too mesmerized to recognize the dangers ahead."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Cassandra Clare, illustrator Cassandra Jean, JuYoun Lee, Cassandra. Mortal instruments Clare
Description: Hanging out with her best friend, Simon, is just about the most exciting thing in Clary's life ... that is, until she realizes there are people only she can see. But when her mother disappears and a monster attacks her, Clary has to embrace a world that she never knew existed--a world full of vampires, werewolves, demons, and those who fight for the humans, Shadowhunters.
Call Number: YA FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Marieke Nijkamp, Manuel Preitano, Jordie Bellaire, Clayton Cowles
Description: "After a gunshot leaves her paralyzed, Barbara Gordon enters the Arkham Center for Independence, where Gotham's teens undergo physical and mental rehabilitation. Now using a wheelchair, Barbara must adapt to a new normal, but she cannot shake the feeling that something is dangerously amiss. Within these walls, strange sounds escape at night; patients go missing; and Barbara begins to put together pieces of what she believes to be a larger puzzle. But is this suspicion simply a result of her trauma? Fellow patients try to connect with Barbara, but she pushes them away, and she'd rather spend time with ghost stories than participate in her daily exercises. Even Barbara's own judgment is in question."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Nij
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Tui Sutherland, Barry Deutsch, Mike (Comic book artist) Holmes, Maarta Laiho
Description: Determined to end a generations-long war among the seven dragon tribes, a secret movement called the Talons of Peace draws on a prophecy that calls for a great sacrifice, compelling five appointed dragonets to fulfill a painful destiny against their will.
Call Number: J FIC Sut
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Leigh Bardugo, Louise Simonson, Kristen Seaton, Sara Woolley, Deron Bennett
Description: "She will become one of the world's greatest heroes. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. Based on the novel by Leigh Bardugo, this graphic novel adaptation brings to life Diana's first adventure beyond the hidden shores of Themyscira. Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law--risking exile--to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world. Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn't know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer--a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies--mortal and divine--determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war." --amazon.com
Call Number: YA FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
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A Gift For A Ghost : A Graphic Novel
Borja González, Lee Douglas
FIC Gon
Queer : A Graphic History
Meg-John Barker, Jules Scheele
306.766 Bar
A Thief Among The Trees
Sabaa Tahir, Nicole Andelfinger, Sonia Liao, Kieran Quigley, Mike Fiorentino
YA FIC Tah
Speak : The Graphic Novel
Laurie Halse Anderson, Emily Carroll
YA FIC And
Alex Rider. Ark Angel : The Graphic Novel
Anthony Horowitz, Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston, Amrit Birdi
YA FIC Hor
Star Wars : Rogue One : Graphic Novel Adaptation
John Knoll, Gary Whitta
J FIC Sta
Be More Chill : The Graphic Novel
David Levithan, Ned Vizzini, Nick Bertozzi
YA 741.5973 Lev
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Graphic Novel Adaptation
Alessandro Ferrari
Pub date 021621 (oo)
Champion : The Graphic Novel
Leigh Dragoon, artist Kaari (Comic book artist), Marie Lu
YA FIC Dra
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Graphic Novel Adaptation
Alessandro Ferrari
Pub date 021621 (oo)
Dune : The Graphic Novel. Book 1
Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, Raul Allen, Patricia (Martín Samaniego) Martín, Frank. Dune Herbert
FIC Her
Superman Smashes The Klan : The Graphic Novel
Gene Luen Yang, Janice Chiang, artist Gurihiru
FIC Yan
Grand Theft Horse
Greg Neri, Corban Wilkin, Gail Ruffu
YA FIC Ner
The Breadwinner : A Graphic Novel
Deborah Ellis, Nora Twomey
J FIC Ell
Happiness Will Follow : A Graphic Novel Memoir
Mike Hawthorne, Sam (Comic book artist) Bowen, Ari Pluchinsky, Clem Robins
B Haw
The Great Gatsby : A Graphic Novel Adaptation
F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald, K. Woodman-Maynard, F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald
YA FIC Fit
Hardcore Anxiety : A Graphic Guide To Punk Rock And Mental Health
Reid Chancellor
781.66 Cha
The Lost Carnival : A Dick Grayson Graphic Novel
Michael Moreci, Sas Milledge, Phil Hester, David Calderon, Steve Wands
YA FIC Mor
King Shaka : Zulu Legend
Luke W. Molver
YA FIC Mol
The Mortal Instruments : The Graphic Novel. 01
Cassandra Clare, illustrator Cassandra Jean, JuYoun Lee, Cassandra. Mortal instruments Clare
YA FIC Cla
Kusama : The Graphic Novel
Elisa Macellari, Edward Fortes
709.2 Mac
The Oracle Code : A Graphic Novel
Marieke Nijkamp, Manuel Preitano, Jordie Bellaire, Clayton Cowles
YA FIC Nij
Long Way Down : The Graphic Novel
Jason Reynolds, Danica Novgorodoff, Jason. Long way down Reynolds
YA FIC Rey
Wings Of Fire. Book One, The Dragonet Prophecy : The Graphic Novel
Tui Sutherland, Barry Deutsch, Mike (Comic book artist) Holmes, Maarta Laiho
J FIC Sut
Primer
Jennifer Muro, Thomas Krajewski, Gretel Lusky, Wes Abbott
J FIC Mur
Wonder Woman : Warbringer : The Graphic Novel
Leigh Bardugo, Louise Simonson, Kristen Seaton, Sara Woolley, Deron Bennett
YA FIC Bar