This guide serves as a resource for educators who use graphic novels in their classrooms, include them in their lesson plans and assignments, or simply want to learn more about this format. The guide includes sources for graphic novel reviews, lists of award-winning graphic novels, and resources about using graphic novels in curriculum and instruction.
Call Number: CLPL-Columbus Lowndes Public Library GN F DRA 2015
Publication Date: 2015-04-21
Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a military prodigy. Born into the slums of the Republic's Lake Sector, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives are not as sinister as they often seem.One day June's brother is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Now, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June tries desperately to avenge her brother's death. And the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together and the lengths their country will go to in order to keep its secrets.
FEBRUARY 22, 2018 BY BRIGID ALVERSON
The Young Adult Library Services Association, a.k.a. YALSA, has posted its 2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list. This year’s list includes 115 titles, selected from 190 nominations, and it’s quite wide-ranging. Here’s the top ten:
The Backstagers, by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh (BOOM! Studios)
Black Hammer, vol. 1: Secret Origins, by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston (Dark Horse)
Brave, by Svetlana Chmakova (Yen Press)
I Am Alfonso Jones, by Tony Medina, Stacey Robison, and John Jennings (Tu Books)
Jonesy, vols. 1, 2, and 3, by Sam Humphries and Caitlin Rose Boyle (BOOM! Studios)
Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, by Damian Duffy, Octavia E. Butler, and John Jennings (Abrams ComicArts)
Lighter than My Shadow, by Katie Green (Lion Forge)
My Brother’s Husband, by Gengoroh Tagame (Pantheon Books)
Pashmina, by Nidhi Chanani (First Second)
Spill Zone, vol. 1, by Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland (First Second)
MSU's Institute of Humanities hosted author and theorist Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics, Making Comics, Reinventing Comics, The Sculptor) on March 31st, 2015 as part of their Distinguished Scholar Series.