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Graphic Novels in the EMC



Abirached, Zeina. A Game for Swallows, 2012.
Living in the midst of civil war in Beirut, Lebanon, Zeina and her brother face an evening of apprehension when their parents do not return from a visit to the other side of the city.

Avi. City of Light, City of Dark: A Comic Book Novel, 1993.
Asterel races against time to locate a token which will prevent the Kurbs from freezing the city.
Location: EMC-Non-Fiction 741.5 A957c

Barry, Lynda. My Perfect Life, 1992.
Location: EMC-Non-Fiction 741.5 B281m

Barry, Lynda. What It Is, 2008.
How do objects summon memories? What do real images feel like? For decades, these types of questions have permeated the pages of Lynda Barry's compositions, with words attracting pictures and conjuring places through a pen that first and foremost keeps on moving. What It Is demonstrates a tried-and-true creative method that is playful, powerful, and accessible to anyone with an inquisitive wish to write or to remember. Composed of completely new material, each page of Barry's first Drawn & Quarterly book is a full-color collage that is not only a gentle guide to this process but an invigorating example of exactly what it is: "The ordinary is extraordinary."--From publisher description.
Location: EMC-Fiction

Bertozzi, Nick. Lewis & Clark, 2011.
Presents, in graphic novel format, the adventures of explorers Lewis and Clark during their journey from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean.
Location: EMC-Non-Fiction 917.804.B547l

Bliss, Harry, Luke on the Loose, 2009.
A young boy's fascination with pigeons soon erupts into a full-blown chase around Central Park, across the Brooklyn Bridge, through a fancy restaurant, and into the sky.
Location: EMC-Picture Books


Brosgol, Vera.  Anya's Ghost, 2011.
Anya, embarrassed by her Russian immigrant family and self-conscious about her body, has given up on fitting in at school but falling down a well and making friends with the ghost there just may be worse.

Cammuso, Frank, Otto’s Orange Day, 2008.
After a genie fulfills Otto the cat's wish by turning the whole world orange, Otto realizes that his favorite color is not the best color for everything.
Location: EMC-Picture Books

Carey, Mike. Re-Gifters, 2007.
"Meet Jen Dik Seong -- or "Dixie" as she's known to her friends. She's living on the ragged edge of LA's Koreatown, and her only outlet is the ancient martial art of hapkido. In fact, she's on the verge of winning a championship -- until she falls for fellow hapkido fan/California surfer boy Adam and gets thrown spectacularly off her game. As she struggles to win the tournament -- not to mention Adam's affections -- Dixie learns that in love and in gift-giving, what goes around comes around"--Cover, P. [4].
Location: EMC-Fiction

Castellucci, Cecil. Plain Janes, 2007.
Location: EMC-Fiction


Davis, Eleanor. Stinky: A Toon Book, 2008.
Stinky, a monster who lives in a swamp, gets upset when a boy named Nick starts hanging around his swamp, and so he tries to scare Nick away.
Location: EMC-Fiction


Davis, Eleanor. Flop to the Top, 2015.
Wanda's plan to make herself famous backfires when her floppy-faced dog starts drawing all the attention.
Location: EMC-Picture Books


DeFilippis, Nunzio. Once in a Blue Moon, 2004.
Location: EMC-Fiction

Eisner, Will. The Last Knight: An Introduction to Don Quixote by Miquel de Cervantes, 2000.
A comic-book format adaptation of Don Quixote. Quixote's selflessness and gallantry make the Man of La Mancha a legend as told by his faithful friend and servant Sancho Panza.
Location: EMC-Non-Fiction 741.59 E36l

Eldred, Tim. Grease Monkey, 2006.
Location: EMC-Fiction


Faulkner, Matt. Gaijin: American Prisoner of War, 2014
After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, a thirteen-year-old California boy who is half Japanese is sent to an internment camp. Story based on the history of the author's great-aunt. 
Location: EMC-Fiction


Goff, Cindy. Dreams of Looking Up: How One Family Discovers the Key to Their People’s Strength, 199.
Location: EMC-Fiction

Gray, Harold. Little Orphan Annie, 1983.
An unabridged republication of the work originally published by Cupples & Leon Company, New York, in 1926.
Location: EMC-Non-Fiction 741.5 G779l

Gray, Harold. Little Orphan Annie: In the Great Depression, 1979.
"A collection of 231 consecutive comic strips as published in the daily (Monday-Saturday) edition of the Chicago tribune between January 1 and September 26, 1931."
Based on material from San Francisco Academy of Comic Art.
Location: EMC-Non-Fiction 741.5 G779li


Guojing. The Only Child, 2015.
In this wordless graphic novel, a young girl traveling from her city apartment to her grandmother's country home becomes lost and enters a fantastical world in the clouds.
Location: EMC-Picture Books

Hayes, Geoffrey, Benny and Penny in Just Pretend, 2008.
Benny is playing pirate when his sister Penny wants to play too, but Benny likes to play pretend alone. So he tries to lose her.
Location: EMC-Picture Books

Hayes, Geoffrey, Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!: a Toon Book, 2009.
Two mice meet their new neighbor and discover that she is not as scary as they feared.
Location: EMC-Picture Books

Holm, Jennifer L. Babymouse: Rockstar, 2006.
Move over Mozart! Babymouse has music in her soul...but sadly, not in her flute. Will Babymouse ever hit the right note? Will she be the star of the school concert, or is her musical career all washed up before it's even started?
Location: EMC-Fiction


Holm, Jennifer & Matthew. Sunny Side Up, 2015.
Sunny Lewin is sent to live with her grandfather for the summer in Florida, where she befriends Buzz, a boy completely obsessed with comic books, and faces the secret behind why she is in Florida in the fist place. 
Location: EMC-Fiction


Jamieson, Victoria. Roller Girl, 2015.
A graphic novel adventure about a girl who discovers roller derby right as she and her best friend are growing apart. 
Location: EMC-Fiction


Kim, Susan & Klavan, Laurence. City of Spies, 2010.
Evelyn, who usually entertains herself with a pencil and a piece of paper, makes a new friend named Tony and leaves her artwork behind to look for real spies. When the pair discovers an actual mystery, Evelyn wonders if she will end up in an adventure similar to the comics she writes.
Location: EMC-Fiction


Larson, Hope.  A Wrinkle in Time, 2012.
A graphic novel adaptation of the classic tale in which Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

Little, Jason. Shutterbug Follies, 2002.
Location: EMC-Fiction

Lutes, Jason. Houdini: The Handcuff King, 2007.
In bold graphics, and drawing on the most respected sources, author and artist formulate a living picture of this greatest of Americans and show how time and morals shaped him and his art.
Location: EMC-Non-Fiction 921 H836l

Naifeh, Ted. Courtney Crumrin in the Twilight Kingdom, 2004.
"This collects issues 1-4 of the Oni Press comics series Courtney Crumrin in the twilight kingdom"--T.p. verso.
Location: EMC-Fiction

Neri, Greg. Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty, 2010.
"A graphic novel based on the true story of Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, an eleven-year old African American gang member from Chicago who shot a young girl and was then shot by his own gang members"--Provided by publisher.
Location: EMC-Fiction

O’Connor, George. Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess, 2010.
From the moment she emerged, fully grown, from the head of Zeus, Athena was one of the most complex Olympians. This graphic novel retells her many interwoven tales: how she killed Pallas, fought the Gigantes, aided Perseus, and cursed Arachne.
Location: EMC-Fiction

O’Connor, George. Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory, 2011.
Introduces Hera, Zeus's wife and goddess of air, sky, and the heavens, and the only thing Zeus fears.
Location: EMC -Fiction

Outcault, Richard Felton. Buster Brown and His Resolutions. Buster Brown: Early Strips in Full Color, 1974.
Reprint of the 1903 ed. published by F. A. Stokes, New York, under title: Buster Brown and his resolutions.
Location: EMC-Non-Fiction 741.5 O94b

Phelan, Matt. Storm in the Barn, 2009.
In Kansas in the year 1937, eleven-year-old Jack Clark faces his share of ordinary challenges: local bullies, his father's failed expectations, a little sister with an eye for trouble. But he also has to deal with the effects of the Dust Bowl, including rising tensions in his small town and the spread of a shadowy illness. Certainly a case of "dust dementia" would explain who (or what) Jack has glimpsed in the Talbot's abandoned barn - a sinister figure with a face like rain. In a land where it never rains, it's hard to trust what you see with your own eyes, and harder still to take heart and be a hero when the time comes.
Location: EMC-Fiction

Renier, Aaron. The Unsinkable Walker Bean, 2010.
Walter Bean is happiest when he gets to spend time tinkering on his inventions in his grandfather's workshop, but when his grandfather acquires a curse, Walter must embark on dangerous quest to return a pearl skull to the witches who made it.
Location: EMC-Fiction

Shiga, Jason. Meanwhile, 2010.
In this choose-your-own adventure graphic novel, a boy stumbles on the laboratory of a mad scientist who asks him to choose between testing a mind-reading device, a time machine, and a doomsday machine.
Location: EMC-Fiction

Spiegelman, Art. Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, 1997.
Location: EMC-Non Fiction 940.53 S 755m


Spiegelman, Nadja. Lost In NYC: A Subway Adventure, 2015.
After getting separated from his teacher, his classmates, and his trip partner during an outing to the Empire State Building, Pablo, the new kid in school, learns to navigate the New York City Subway system as well as his own feelings towards making new friends and living in a big city.
Location: EMC-Picture Books


Stevenson, Noelle. Nimona, 2015.
Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit. 
Location: EMC-Fiction

Stroud, Jonathan. The Amulet of Samarkand: a Bartimaeus Graphic Novel, 2010.
Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.
Location: EMC-Fiction

Sturm, James. Adventures in Cartooning, 2009.
Once upon a time...a princess tried to make a comic. And with the help of a magical cartooning elf, she learned how--well enough to draw her way out of an encounter with a dangerous dragon, near-death by drowning, and into her very own adventure!
Location: EMC-Non-Fiction 741.5 S936a

Tan, Shaun. Arrival, 2007.
this wordless graphic novel, a man leaves his homeland and sets off for a new country, where he must build a new life for himself and his family.
Location: EMC-Fiction


Telgemeier, Raina.  Drama, 2012.
Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.

Telgemeier, Raina. Smile, 2010.
From sixth grade through tenth, Raina copes with a variety of dental problems that affect her appearance and how she feels about herself.
Location: EMC-Fiction


Thompson, Craig. Blankets: an Illustrated Novel, 2003.
Location: EMC-Fiction


Tolstikova, Dasha. A Year Without Mom, 2015.
Follows twelve-year-old Dasha through a year full of turmoil after her mother leaves for America. It is the early 1990s in Moscow, and political change is in the air. But Dasha is more worried about her own challenges as she negotiates family, friendships, and school without her mother. Just as she begins to find her own feet, she gets word that she is to join her mother in America--a place that seems impossibly far from everything and everyone she loves. 
Location: EMC-Fiction


Williams, Marcia. Tales from Shakespeare: Seven Plays, 1998.
Retells seven of Shakespeare's plays--"Romeo and Juliet," "Hamlet," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Macbeth," "The Winter's Tale," "Julius Caesar," and "The Tempest"--in comic book format.
Location: EMC-Non-Fiction 741.59 W725t

Yang, Gene Luen. Level Up, 2011.
Dennis, the son of Chinese immigrants, yearns to play video games like his friends and, upon his strict father's death, becomes obsessed with them but later, realizing how his father sacrificed for him, he chooses a nobler path.
Location: EMC-Fiction


Yang, Gene, Luen.  The Shadow Hero, 2014.
In the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. He solved crimes and fought injustice just like the other comics characters. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity: the Green Turtle was the first Asian American super hero. The comic had a short run before lapsing into obscurity, but Gene Luen Yang has revived this character in Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the Green Turtle.
Location: EMC-Fiction

Yolen, Jane. Foiled, 2010.
Aliera is a star at fencing, but at school no one notices her--until her new lab partner Avery begins flirting with her. Aliera's mother just bought her a foil from a garage sale, and it has a strange jewel attached to the hilt. Will Aliera's first date be ruined when magical creatures try to steal her foil?
Location: EMC-Fiction

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