Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani (2017)

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani (2017)

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. […]


My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

Anderson Cooper calls it “heartbreaking” and “quietly dazzling.” Alison Bechdel (Fun Home) calls it “delightful and heartwarming”. I can’t quite even put into words how good this book is. My Brother’s Husband Volume 1 has grabbed me as no other graphic novel has! It is a contemporary story from Japan by one of Japan’s great […]


Chilling adventures of Sabrina. Book one, The crucible

Chilling adventures of Sabrina. Book one, The crucible

Sabrina is about to turn sixteen and in order to become a full-blown sorceress, she finds herself having to make a huge decision: Choose her magical destiny or her non-magical boyfriend Harvey? And on top of that, an enemy, that Sabrina doesn’t even know she has, arrives in town with a deadly agenda. This is […]


Goldie Vance: Volume One by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams

Goldie Vance: Volume One by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams

Dust off your sleuthing skills and join writer Hope Larson and illustrator Brittney Williams as they introduce you to the mysteries that arise at the fictional St. Pascal, Florida Crossed Palms Resort during the 1960s. This fresh new graphic novel series named after likable, plucky teen protagonist, Goldie Vance, is a quick read sure to […]


Real Friends by Shanon Hale and LeUyen Pham

Real Friends by Shanon Hale and LeUyen Pham

Who still has vivid memories of friend drama from elementary school? Me! And I know I’m not alone, because Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale, well known for the Princess in Black series as well as the Princess Academy series, has taken a page from her own life with her newest book for kids. Following in […]


Bera the One-Headed Troll by Eric Orchard

Bera the One-Headed Troll by Eric Orchard

Feeling wanderlust heading into the summer? Join humble pumpkin farmer and reluctant hero, Bera, the one-headed troll, and her owl pal, Winslowe. The day a human baby mysteriously washes up near Bera’s tiny island, they embark on a quest to return the strange creature to her kind before former Head Witch of the Troll King, Cloote, […]