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Kindred

New Kid Read-A-Likes for Adults

For those who are participating in the DC Family Read of Jerry Craft’s graphic novel New Kid, here are five graphic novels for adults you should definitely check out. These books, much like New Kid, also tackle the themes of being torn between two worlds, racism or prejudice and diversity in a moving way.

A Bintel Brief

Road Trip!

Graphic novels from coast to coast

Graphic novels are so fun to read because the artwork adds a whole other level to world building. The illustrative choices set tone, provide context, and sometimes add story clues or easter eggs. Like other forms of literature, graphic novels come in all flavors of fiction and nonfiction; and the artwork can vary from stark black and white drawings to intense color-filled pages.

Still I Rise

Graphic Novels For Black History Month

Black History Month provides endless opportunities to fine tune your reading, focus on certain aspects of the world or culture, and grow as a reader. Take it a step further by diving into these eight graphic novels that are ideal reading for Black History Month or anyone interested anytime in black history, black stories, or black storytellers. 

Algeria is Beautiful Like American

Bad Lands

Travels to Challenging Places

There are places that we are advised or warned not to travel to. There are places that are unstable. There are places that are downright dangerous and that should be avoided at all cost. Syria and Mali come to mind. Our Department of State keeps citizens abreast with its list of “Travel Advisories.” It’s usually a good idea to take a look at this service before embarking upon a trip outside the United States. I’ve selected a few graphic novels and one other book to highlight traveling to countries such as these.

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Meet (Drawings of) The Beatles

The Beatles in graphic novels

Were you inspired by the movie Yesterday and you want to learn more about the Fab Four? Check out some of these fantastic Beatles themed graphic novels.  The Beatles: All our Yesterdays by Jason Quinn; illustrated by Lalit Kumar Sharma

Akissi

My Introduction to Graphic Novels

Shamefully, I have to admit that I read my first graphic novel two months ago. I wrote them off as childish and because of my ignorance I have missed out on great books over the years. As with most of the books I read, I look for characters that I see myself in: characters that are beautiful, smart, responsible and passionate about the world around them. What makes it extra special for me is finding these qualities in Black people across the African diaspora. Surprisingly, finding graphic novels with such specific criteria was not hard to find in our catalog.  

hunter x hunter

Graphic Novel Corner

Classic Manga for the new reader

For classic anime fans around the world, reading the manga source material can provide a slightly different view of the overall story. Here at DC Public Library, we offer a number of classic titles that span the genres of action, suspense, comedy, slice of life, dystopian, dark undertones and many more. If you are familiar with classic anime and would like to delve into classic manga, consider the following titles below. 

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Visually Driven Graphic Novels

Who needs all those dialogue bubbles anyway?

Why spend so much time reading, when the whole genre includes visuals?  This is a special pet peeve of mine from reading all those long dialogue exchanges in the X-men comics of the 90's.  Then cut to a fight scene, then back to dialogue at the mansion. So here is a little medicine for those who want the pictures to carry the load:   Unflattening by Nick Sousanis

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