MORE 'GRAPHIC-NOVELS' POSTS
SQUIRE and How to Build a World, Together, a guest post by Nadia Shammas and Sara Alfageeh
Creators of the graphic novel SQUIRE talk process, inspiration, and being left out of fantasy stories.
Book Review: Katie the Catsitter: Best Friends for Never written by Colleen AF Venable, illustrated by Stephanie Yue
This series is so fun and such a great mix of regular middle school drama and superhero/villain hijinks. This is one of those books I finish and want to say to, "Thank you for having me; I had such a good time!"
Change Doesn’t Paws for Anyone: Growing Up with Katie the Catsitter, a guest post by Colleen AF Venable and Stephanie Yue
Change can be cathartic! Change can be the thing that makes you grow! We wanted to create a tale that says you don’t have to choose a best friend. A story that says everyone deals with self-doubt sometimes. A story that says there’s always some gray and no real good guys and bad guys—everyone is flawed and that’s okay.
What do a pizza place, a robotic band, Zubaz, a giant tire, and a strip mall have in common? Let's find out!
I am so glad that not only are we seeing so many more middle grade stories that address mental health concerns, but that we're seeing these stories presented in a variety of ways. The graphic novel format is well-suited for this story as readers will see the impact of what it's like to have a mental illness tagging along beside your every move.
More than anything, Manuel shows that vulnerability doesn't have to be scary and that there is hope and joy even in the darkest and most unsettling of times. A deeply affecting read.
SALT MAGIC began when I ripped up some plywood flooring in my old house and found a 1927 newspaper article underneath. A few years later I stumbled onto the newspaper article in my files, did a little research, and became totally freaking obsessed.
This unique graphic novel will resonate and educate readers. A good addition to collections.
#FactsMatter: Great Graphic Nonfiction for Students Who Love Information and Real World Stories, by Librarian Alison
Guest blogger and librarian Alison shares a list of graphic nonfiction titles of interest for those readers who want to learn more about a wide variety of topics
A Tween (age 12) reviews 3 new middle grade graphic novels: Twins, Allergic and Primer