Monday, April 2, 2018

Graphic Novels and Comics

Alia's Mission - Mark Alan Stamatsy, 2004 (5) COMIC
     Within a few fast-paced days, Alia and some helpers move 30,000 books from the Library in Basra, Iraq before it can be destroyed by war.

Going into Town, a Love Letter to New York - Roz Chast, 2017 (4)
     A resident's clever, funny comments about traversing Manhattan.

Hereville - Barry Deutsch, 2010 (5) COMIC
     A fairy tale set solidly in an Orthodox Jewish community in contemporary America.

The Merchant of Venice - Gareth Hinds (based on the play by William Shakespeare) 2008 (2.5) COMIC

Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush - Luis Alberto Urrea, 2010 (4.5) COMIC
           Mr. Mendoza was the unwanted graffiti king of all Mexico.  His platform was social justice.  In beautiful handwriting he would comment on the sins of the world.

Paper Girls: Vol. 1 - Brian K. Vaughan, 2016 (3) COMIC
     "In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time."

Saga: Volume 1 - Brian K. Vaughan, 2012 (2.5) COMIC
     Two soldiers, Alana and Marko, soldiers from different warring entities, fall in love and are on the run, trying to protect their newborn.


Egg - Kevin Henkes, 2017 (4.5)

Vanilla Ice Cream - Bob Graham, 2014 (4)
     Following some food, a young sparrow takes refuge in a truck and travels through India.

1 comment:

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

My students love graphic novels. Love to see their enthusiasm for reading. :)