Graphic, Middle Grade Fiction

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Grades 5-7drama
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+

persepolis 2

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.