Category Archives: Graphic Novel – Nonfiction

How I Made it to Eighteen: A Mostly True Story – Written and Illustrated by Tracy White

How I Made it to Eighteen: A Mostly True Story, Written and Illustrated by Tracy White, 2010, 151 p., New York: Roaring Book Press. 9781596434547. Age Range: 12-17 years. Author Website: http://www.traced.com/ Annotation:  This graphic novel with take readers through seventeen … Continue reading

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Thoreau at Walden – Written and Illustrated by John Porcellino

Thoreau at Walden, Written and Illustrated by John Porcellino, 2008, 99 p., New York: Hyperion. 9781423100386. Age Range: 10-14 years. Awards: Best Fiction for Young Adults: 2009, Capitol Choices: 2009, Kirkus Best Young Adult Books: 2008. Author Website: http://www.king-cat.net/index.html Annotation:  Using … Continue reading

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Satchel Paige: striking out Jim Crow, Written and Illustrated by James Sturm and Rich Tommaso

Satchel Paige: striking out Jim Crow, Written and Illustrated by James Sturm and Rich Tommaso, 2007, 89 p., New York: Hyperion. 9780786839018. Age Range: 10-17 years. Author Website:  Rich Tommaso: http://richtommaso.com/ Homepage for the Graphic Novel: http://www.cartoonstudies.org/books/paige/ Annotation: For years, … Continue reading

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Houdini: the handcuff king – Written and Illustrated by Jason Lutes and Nick Bertozzi

Houdini: the handcuff king.  Written and Illustrated by Jason Lutes and Nick Bertozzi, 2007, 81 p., New York: Hyperion. 9780786839025. Age Range: 10-14 years. Author Website: Jason Lutes: http://jlutes.wordpress.com/ Nick Bertozzi: http://nickbertozzi.com/ Annotation: Come one, come all!  The Great Houdini … Continue reading

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