I hope the first week of March is treating you well. Spring is starting to, well, spring here in Colorado and it’s been nice to enjoy some outdoor reading time. I’ve also picked up some really great books this week that I’m excited to share with you in the next few weeks!
Today, I’m sharing some graphic novel recommendations with you. Are you a fan? I think graphic novels are a fantastic medium for storytelling and provide a great opportunity for one or two talented people to collaborate on a project. I have five books below that I’ve read and loved and I think you will, too!
Americus by M.K. Reed & Jonathan Hill
This is a great middle grade read about a young boy fighting for his right to read his favorite book series. When conservative locals try to ban his favorite books, Neal works to prevent the ban. This is a great introduction to politics, activism, and the importance of standing up for yourself. I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars.
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
This is a smart, witty, and surprising young adult fantasy about Nimona, a shapeshifter. Nimona teams up with Lord Ballister Blackheart for some hilariously villainous deeds. Nimona is unpredictable and delightful! I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi & Mattias Ripa (translator)
This is a moving and powerful memoir about a girl growing up in Iran during the Islamic revolution. Hauntingly depicted in black and white, this is a unique coming of age story full of grave situations and plenty of love. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
This is a heartwarming middle grade story about two friends, Astrid and Nicole, who do everything together, until they take different summer camp classes. Astrid falls in love with roller derby and learns about changing friendships, role models, and being true to yourself. I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki
This story follows two teens, Rose and Windy, over the course of one summer as they deal with their parents, boys, peer pressure, and more. The illustrations are beautiful and this coming of age story takes realistic themes and presents them for more of a young adult audience. I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.
That’s it for today! Do you enjoy reading graphic novels? Which ones would you recommend?