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Graphic Novels

Young Adult Graphic Novels
El Deafo
by Cece Bell

The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her "superpower."
Anya's Ghost
by Vera Brosgol

Anya, embarrassed by her Russian immigrant family and self-conscious about her body, has given up on fitting in at school, but when she falls down a well and makes friends with the ghost there, she thinks she's found just what she needs--or has she?
The shadow hero
by Gene Luen Yang

In the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. He solved crimes and fought injustice just like the other comics characters. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity: the Green Turtle was the first Asian American super hero. The comic had a short run before lapsing into obscurity, but Gene Luen Yang has revived this character in Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the Green Turtle
by Raina Telgemeier

A companion to the Eisner Award-winning Smile finds Raina's disappointing bond with a cranky, independent younger sister further challenged by the arrival of a baby brother and an estrangement in their parents' marriage. 
Level Up
by Gene Luen Yang

Dennis Ouyang lives in the shadow of his parents' high expectations: they want him to go to medical school; Dennis just wants to play video games (and he might actually be good enough to do it professionally)--but four adorable, bossy and occasionally terrifying angels arrive just in time to lead Dennis back onto the straight and narrow path to gastroenterology.
American Born Chinese
by Gene Luen Yang

In an action-packed modern fable about the problems young Chinese Americans face when trying to participate in American popular culture, the lives of three apparently unrelated characters--Jin Wang, Monkey King, and Chin-Kee--come together with an unexpected twist.
Page by Paige
by Laura Lee Gulledge

After moving to New York City, Paige Turner has trouble adjusting to her new life, but her "secret identity" as an artist and her favorite sketchbook help her make friends, explore the city and find her true self.
by Raina Telgemeier

Designing sets for her middle school's play, Callie tries to overcome limited carpentry skills, low ticket sales and squabbling crew members only to find her efforts further complicated by the arrival of two cute brothers. 
by Raina Telgemeier

In this coming-of-age true story, Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader, but one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth, and what follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear and even a retainer with fake teeth attached--on top of all that, there's a major earthquake, boy confusion and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.