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Feb 20

[ARCHIVED] Graphic Novels ~ Staff Picks

The original item was published from February 18, 2021 to March 2, 2021 4:14 PM


Have you found a favorite graphic novel yet? Below are just a few of the titles available at Lewis & Clark Library. Graphic novels, sometimes referred to as comics in book form, can be fiction or nonfiction and are every bit as moving and enjoyable to read as non-illustrated texts.  Graphic novels offer the addition of art to further enhance their subject matter. Let us know in the comments section at the end if you have a graphic novel you’d recommend! 


Clare suggests . . . 

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The Boy, The Mole, the Fox and the Horse  
by Charlie Mackesy 

"Asking for help isn't giving up," said the horse, "It's refusing to give up." 

I love this little book! 

If you want to feel a little better in just a few minutes, open this book to any page and just absorb it. From the evocative illustrations to the hand lettered text this book imparts a feeling of peace and well-being, that we can all appreciate in troubled times. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 
Also available in digital format: 
Axis 360 eBook 
Montana Library2Go eBook 


Camden suggests . . . 

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Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration 
by Bryan Caplan and Zach Weinersmith 

This book fully explores the ideas of open borders, with economist Bryan Caplan addressing the massive pros and old arguments. Meanwhile, Zach Weinersmith of the famed Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal webcomic provides gorgeous illustrations that brighten up the page. Between the two, they make a compelling case for opening up the world to all of its people! 

Find it in the library catalog Here 


Max recommends . . . 

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Fun Home 
by Allison Bechdel 

The creator of "The Bechdel Test" brings us Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. In this graphic novel, Bechdel explores the institutions and pressures of sex, gender, and sexuality with dynamic illustrations, heartbreaking vulnerability, and intensely nerdy academic allusions throughout. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 
Also available in digital format: 
Hoopla eBook 


Suzanne suggests . . . 

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Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? 
by Roz Chast  

This former Big Read title is definitely worth reading. Acclaimed author and artist, Roz Chast writes a graphic novel memoir which explores her relationship with her elderly parents. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 
Also available in digital format: 
Axis 360 eBook 


Beth suggests . . . 

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Blankets:  an illustrated novel 
by Craig Thompson 

Great autobiographical work about the artist’s youth, coming-of-age and first love. This graphic novel drew me in and kept me reading right from page one. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 


Do you have a graphic novel you’d recommend? Leave us a comment below!