Tag Archives: Graphic Novel

Review: TRESPASSERS by Breena Bard

TRESPASSERS by Breena Bard is a middle grade graphic novel that includes some mystery, some family drama, and some well-developed interaction between kids thrown together on vacation. As with many middle grade stories, Gabby, the main character, is thrown curveballs … Continue reading

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Review: Witchlight by Jessi Zabarsky

WITCHLIGHT written and illustrated by Jessi Zabarsky is a graphic novel for ages 12 and up that focuses on personal interactions and deepening values as much as heroic adventures. The author has described the novel as a “shojo- adventure,” a … Continue reading

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Review: BLOOM by Kevin Panetta

BLOOM by Kevin Panetta and illustrated by Savanna Ganucheau is a lovely, light, realistic graphic novel about the unsettling in-between teenage time of figuring out the answer to “What do you want to do?” The main character, Ari (short for … Continue reading

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Review: Aster and the Accidental Magic by Thom Pico

ASTER AND THE ACCIDENTAL MAGIC by Thom Pico and illustrated by Karensac is a fanciful, plucky graphic novel. Aster, the main character, is a likable protagonist whose rambles through adventures ensures readers will pay attention. Laced with magical villains and … Continue reading

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The Runaway Princess by Johan Troianowski

THE RUNAWAY PRINCESS by Johan Troianowski is whimsical, includes echoes of Tintin, consistently and beautifully employs vibrant colors, and has a fearless main character in Princess Robin, the titular princess. The book is made up of three separate tales featuring inventive … Continue reading

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Review: Invasion of the Scuttlebots by Mike Lawrence

For this third and final installment of the Star Scouts series, author Mike Lawrence takes on integration, disinformation, and pop music in a funny and adventurous tale of friendship’s ups & downs. INVASION OF THE SCUTTLEBOTS picks up as new … Continue reading

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Review: HEY, KIDDO by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

HEY, KIDDO by Jarrett J. Krosoczka is a graphic memoir that brings together the conflicting realities of what family can mean. Krosoczka details his childhood and adolescence with brutal honesty, including the neglect, love, disappointment and hope that make life … Continue reading

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Review: Stargazing by Jen Wang

STARGAZING is a heartfelt and beautifully told story of friendship, individuality, independence, and learning from differences. We are introduced to Christine, the main character, at a musical performance where she shows both insecurity in being seen as “not as talented” … Continue reading

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Review: GUTS by Raina Telgemeier

In GUTS, Raina Telgemeier tells the story of her elementary school self to expertly depict how an innocent and common occurrence can spur anxiety that manifests in physical symptoms to become all but debilitating. When 4th Grade Raina catches the stomach … Continue reading

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Review: Cannabis – The Illegalization of Weed in America

Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America, Box Brown’s impassioned history lesson about Cannabis and its journey towards illegalization, takes readers from ancient religious traditions in India (see an excerpt here) to Mexico to opaque motivations and actions on the … Continue reading

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