Graphic, YA Fiction

Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge

Grades 9-12

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Wilhelmina “Will” Huckstep loves creating and fixing lamps, first because she feels like she was born in the wrong time, and has an old soul, and second because she’s secretly afraid of the dark. She lives with her aunt since her parents have passed, and they run an antiques shop together. Then one day there is a blackout, and Will has to face her fears, as well as come to terms with her parents’ deaths.

Graphic, Middle Grade Fiction

Sunnyside Up by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

Grades 4-6

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This is Sunnyside Up, a graphic novel by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm. It’s 1976, and ten-year-old Sunny has just arrived in Florida to spend the summer with her grandpa, who lives in a retirement community.

In the beginning, Sunny is bored because Gramps thinks outings like going to the post office and the grocery store are fun.

Finally, Gramps reveals that there is a pool where he lives. There, she meets a boy named Buzz and thinks start looking up.  They talk about comic books and collect runaway golf balls together.

To find out how the rest of the summer is for Sunny and Buzz, read Sunnyside Up by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm!

Graphic, Middle Grade Fiction

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

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Drama is a play…I mean, graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier. In Act 1, we meet Callie, a student at Eucalyptus Middle School. She has just come clean to her crush, Greg, who has just broken up with his girlfriend.
The next day at school, the students are preparing to put on a play, Moon Over Mississippi. A group of students is assigned a part of the Stage Crew. The play is beginning to take shape!
In Act 2, Callie meets Justin and Jesse, twin brothers who are excited about getting involved in the play. The trio become great friends and start hanging out together.
Before they know it, dress rehearsal has arrived and the show is upon them. Find out how Callie and her friends put on the play of their middle school lives in Drama by Raina Telgemeier.
Graphic, Memoirs

Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi

Ages 18+

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From Marjane Satrapi comes the sequel to Persepolis, which, in my opinion, is better than the first. This graphic memoir is about the author’s adolescence. She spends some time in Austria and she is exploring new things like interesting haircuts, drugs and sex for the first time. She goes back to Iran after having experienced life as a “Westerner” and has to deal with life back home. This book is very entertaining and educational as well.