Black-Authored Graphic Novels

Whether you prefer fast-paced action or funny slice-of-life, realistic fiction or sci-fi, these teen and middle grade graphic novels by Black authors have something for everyone!

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Bingo Love

When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-’60s, Hazel and Marie unite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage.  You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla.


Long Way Down

Sixty seconds, seven floors, three rules, one gun. Will’s older brother, Shawn, has been shot. Dead. Will feels a sadness so great, he can’t explain it. But in his neighborhood there are the RULES No. 1 :  Crying. Don’t no matter what. No 2:  Snitching. Don’t no matter what. No 3:  Revenge. Do no matter what. But bullets miss. You can get the wrong guy. And there’s always someone else who knows to follow the rules. You can also check out this title as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby or as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.


New Kid

Instead of sending Jordan to the arts school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics. Jordan turns out to be one of the few kids of color in his entire grade and struggles to find balance between his home life in Washington Heights and his new upscale academy. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla, as eAudio on Hoopla, as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.


Nubia: Real One

Nubia has always stood out because of her Amazonian strength, but even though she uses her ability for good she is seen as a threat, so when her best friend Quisha is threatened by a boy who thinks he owns the town, Nubia risks everything to become the hero society tells her she is not. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla.