Graphic novels are the joy of teens everywhere and my library branch is no exception. So I've taken on the task of familiarizing myself with the genre. I've read many articles on the manga phenomenon and realized I could in no way become an expert. My knowledge in that area comes straight from the teens themselves. Trust me, they are more than willing to tell you all about it. So, I decided to attack the more literary titles. Enjoy these recommendations below!
Kazu Kibuishi, editor
This collection includes 5 volumes of beautifully illustrated mini-comics. I highly recommended this series to anyone wanting a quick look at the overwhelming talents of graphic novel creators. Picture to the left is volume 3.
The Borden Tragedy
Within this genre there are also novels devoted to historical true crime. An interesting method of getting to teens to learn about the past.
Teens can also explore other cultures through this medium.