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Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell

As soon as I discovered Rainbow Rowell had written a graphic novel, I put it on the hold list for the library. Of course it’s a First Second publication – all the best graphic novels seem to come from them these days.

Illustrator: Faith Erin Hicks

Published: 2019

Genre: YA fiction graphic novel

Length: 211

Setting: a pumpkin patch in October, present day

Summary: Short version: Two friends spend their last day working together at the pumpkin patch Continue reading

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Check Please Book 1: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu

The back of Bloom had several other graphic novels published by First Second with quick blurbs about each one. I picked this one as our next read, mainly because it was about hockey (which I play) and baking pies. Sounds like an interesting combination.

Published: 2018

Genre: YA fiction graphic novel

Length: 288 pages

Setting: Samwell College (near Boston), 2013-2015

Summary: Short version: Bittie’s first two years on Samwell’s hockey team Continue reading

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Bloom by Kevin Panetta

I saw this discussed somewhere in one of the blogs I read. I thought it sounded so good, I immediately requested it from our local library.

Illustrator: Savanna Ganucheau

Published: 2019

Genre: YA fiction graphic novel

Length: 353 pages

Setting: a small beach town in Maryland, present day

Summary: Short version: Ari isn’t happy working at his family’s bakery until he meets Hector Continue reading

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Marco Polo: Dangers and Visions by Marco Tabilio

Miss Adventure wants to learn about Marco Polo this month. When I searched the library catalog for books on Marco Polo she might enjoy, this one came up. We’re always up for a graphic novelization of a subject.

Published: originally in 2015, in English in 2017

Genre: nonfiction graphic novel biography

Length: 207 pages

Setting: from Venice to China, mid 1200s-1300s

Summary: Short version: A reflection on Marco Polo’s journeys while he’s in a Genoese jail Continue reading

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Supreme: The Return by Alan Moore

I was looking for a graphic novel in the YA section of the library and found this.

Published: 2003 in the trade paperback, 1997-2000 for the original comics

Genre: superhero graphic novel

Length: 256 pages

Setting: various locations within the U.S., present day to publication

Summary: Short version: Supreme’s adventures saving the day Continue reading

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Don Quixote of La Mancha adapted by Ilan Stavans

I have the kids reading Don Quixote as their first piece of literature for the school year. I found this graphic novelization version of the book for Miss Adventure.

Illustrator: Roberto Weil

Published: originally in 1605, this version in 2018

Genre: graphic novel of literature

Length: 124 pages

Setting: mostly in the early 1600s Spain

Summary: Short version: Don Quixote has many adventures pretending to be a knight Continue reading

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Estranged by Ethan M. Aldridge

This was a random graphic novel I picked up off the library shelf.

Published: 2018

Genre: middle grade fantasy graphic novel

Length: 208 pages

Setting: a big city and the Underworld beneath it, present day

Summary: Short version: Edmund and his changeling, Cinder, work together to stop a coup in the Royal City Continue reading

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