The Great Graphic Novel

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This might be obvious, but one of the jobs of a librarian is to recommend books. We all have our own categories that we truly excel at recommending (if you need a Young Adult recommendation, I’ve got loads of recommendations) more than others, but we work hard at being sure we can find something for anyone. Sometimes we find a book that is exactly what the patron wanted, and they fall in love with the book…and other times, not so much.

            When you find a book that someone really enjoys, there’s something truly special about the interaction. There’s an understanding and an enjoyment about a book that the two people share and it’s awesome. I recently had that experience with a young patron who was looking for a new graphic novel to read. Graphic novels sometimes get a bad rep, but they are amazing works of art and writing and talent. So here are some of the best series I’ve run across and have gotten good reviews back from people I’ve recommended them to.

Giant Days

Susan, Esther, and Daisy have started at university and immediately became fast friends despite coming from totally distinct backgrounds. Through boys, unwanted intrusion of tests, mysteries, and other ordeals, they learn how to survive and reinvent themselves.

The Wicked + the divine. Vol. 1, The Faust Act

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. Welcome to The Wicked + The Divine, where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.

Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy

Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together at Lumberjane scouts camp, and they aren’t going to let an insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! You can also check out this title as eBook on Overdrive/Libby or as eBook on Hoopla.