One of our goals in the library this year is to add more books to our graphic novel section. It's one of the most popular sections, so expanding it is one of our top priorities. We've added several new books already, and have more on our wish list.
Take a look below at a few of this year's new additions. If you're a fan of graphic novels, leave a comment and let us know what titles we should get.
ROLLER GIRL BY VICTORIA JAMIESON: "For most of her twelve years, Astrid has done everything with her best friend Nicole. But after Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for derby camp, Nicole decides to go to dance camp instead. And so begins the most difficult summer of Astrid's life as she struggles to keep up with the older girls at camp, hang on to the friend she feels slipping away, and cautiously embark on a new friendship. As the end of summer nears and her first roller derby bout (and junior high!) draws closer, Astrid realizes that maybe she is strong enough to handle the bout, a lost friendship, and middle school in short, strong enough to be a roller girl."
THIS ONE SUMMER BY MARIKO TAMAKI: "Rose and her parents go on vacation to Awago Beach like they do every year, but this year Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting and she turns to her friend Windy for help dealing with her troubled family life."
ANYA'S GHOST BY VERA BROSGOL: "Anya, embarrassed by her family and lacking confidence in her body and her social skills, finally finds a friend after falling down a well, but quickly learns there are drawbacks to having a ghost for a friend."
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EARLY EARTH BY ISABEL GREENBERG: "A fictionalized account of the lives and adventures of the people who lived on early Earth before human history began is illustrated in a series of interconnected tales and fables."
ROMEO AND JULIET ADAPTED BY GARETH HINDS: "A graphic novel adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy about Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, two young people whose love for one another is doomed by the long-standing feud between their families, with characters recast as multiracial individuals."
GRANT VS. LEE: THE GRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR'S GREATEST RIVALS DURING THE LAST YEAR OF THE WAR BY WAYNE VANSANT: "In graphic novel format, relates the events and battles that occurred during the final year of the Civil War in Virginia."
RESISTANCE BY CARLA JABLONSKI: "Although their father is in a German P.O.W. camp, Paul and Marie are barely touched by World War II in Vichy, France, in 1942. But, when their friend Henri's parents disappear, the children decide to hide their Jewish friend from the Nazis and soon find themselves involved in the French Resistance."
HOW I MADE IT TO EIGHTEEN: A MOSTLY TRUE STORY BY TRACY WHITE: "The author shares her struggles with self-esteem, drug addiction, and depression; and describes how she admitted herself to a mental institution after she put her fist through a window."