Get to Know Graphic Novels

Did you know graphic novels are more than supersized comic strips?

The graphic novel business is booming as creators provide stories rich not just in illustrations, but in complex dialogue and plot. More than telling a single joke in a few panels, graphic novels tackle major historical events, biographies, action, and drama.

Graphic novels provide a different format for storytelling, and many people who aren't big fans of traditional books can't get enough of graphic novels. Give them a try!

Where to Start

I Am Alfonso Jones

American Born Chinese


Lighter Than My Shadow

For more recommendations, try YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens list or join a graphic novel club at the library.