There are many ways of enjoying great stories and beautiful, engaging artwork—one of these ways is through reading graphic novels and comics. Both express a story with art—but while comics tend to extend the story over a series of issues, graphic novels tell an engaging story in a single book. Fortunately, comics & graphic novels can be enjoyed anytime you want from your electronic device. With OverDrive on the Libby app and hoopla digital, you can download graphic novels and comics to a smartphone, tablet or computer for easy reading. Downloading is free when you log on with your library card number and PIN. Below are some recommended graphic novels and comics for adults, young adults, and kids. Enjoy and happy reading.
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Graphic Novels for Kids
Jordan is an African-American artistic seventh-grader who is sent to a private school with only a handful of minority kids. At its core, Jordan’s story is about navigating two different worlds of friends, which includes established friends and friends at his new school. Throughout the story, Jordan, his friends, and some teachers form impressions of each other based on misguided assumptions and biases. This well-crafted graphic novel was the first in the graphic novel genre to win the Newbery Award for excellence in children’s literature.