Bingo Love by Tee Franklin

Bingo Love by Tee Franklin

Grandmothers in love! This is a wonderful black queer love story that started as a Kickstarter campaign garnering triple the support needed. Every age will enjoy hearing Hazel and Mari’s story,  including teens and mature tweens. Two strong African American women who meet cute just before high school (at a church bingo hall, naturally), separate […]


The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

In this wonderful new graphic novel, Jen Wang has crafted an engaging fairy tale about a prince who loves to wear dresses and secretly becomes the daringly fabulous Lady Crystallia with the help of his private dressmaker and friend.  How does the dressmaker break out of the Prince’s Secret to become the famous designer she’s […]


The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Frances dreams of becoming a dress designer in turn of the last century Paris. Unexpectedly, she becomes the seamstress for the Prince, who likes to wear flamboyant women’s clothing but is deep in the closet with his secret. That prevents Frances from being recognized for her work and the Prince from being a happy human. […]


The Big Bad Fox by Benjamin Renner

The Big Bad Fox by Benjamin Renner

The red-haired fox of Jeremy Renner’s new graphic novel spends his days sneaking around the local barnyard and his nights munching on turnips. Yeah, things aren’t going too well. The problem is simple. But even still, there is little hope that he will be able to fulfill his carnivore dreams. None of the animals lower […]


Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan

Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan

Matt Phelan has made quite a name for himself, creating breathtaking historical fiction graphic novels, and his most recent book, Snow White: A Graphic Novel, holds to his high standard. Set in 1928, in New York City, Phelan creates a story told as if a silent black and white, noir film were transformed into a […]


Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Pashmina is the first graphic novel wholly created (written and illustrated) by an Indian American. It is a beautiful feminist coming of age story about a teenager who learns about her mother’s difficult choices in India. Full of magical realism (the pashmina transports her in full color images to a legendary India), this story is also […]


Musnet: The Mouse of Monet by Kickliy

Musnet: The Mouse of Monet by Kickliy

This lovely graphic novel set in the mid-19th century, is reminiscent of E.B.White’s animal adventures, particularly Stuart Little. The unnamed (until the very end), orphaned main character mouse is looking for work and a home and unintentionally winds up on Monet’s estate in Giverny, France. Also on the property is a friendly mouse family who […]


Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson

Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson

Fans of slice-of-life graphic novels (like Roller Girl, Sisters, Smile, and Sunny Side Up) will be clamoring for this book, if they aren’t already. Invisible Emmie is a dual narrative, highlighting the middle school experiences of two very different girls. Meet Emmie, a shy, girl who prefers to be invisible to her peers, and popular […]


Space Battle Lunchtime by Natalie Riess

Space Battle Lunchtime by Natalie Riess

“Do you have what it takes to be the Greatest Chef in the Galaxy?” Step aside “Great British Bake Off” and “Top Chef,” there’s a new show in town and it airs in Space. Okay, so it doesn’t actually exist beyond the pages of author and illustrator Natalie Riess’ new book, Space Battle Lunchtime, Volume […]


The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui

Debut graphic novelist, Thi Bui, offers the story of her family, spanning generations, and their eventual immigration to the US from Vietnam, in this fresh, visually stunning memoir. Each chapter is its own personal, reflective essay, borrowing moments and memories from Bui’s family timeline without oversimplifying any family member’s experience or time in Vietnam’s history. […]