Graphic Novels for Summer

Now that summer vacation is finally here, those youngsters who go to school have more time to read for pleasure. With that in mind, we have decided to stock our shelves with graphic novels for readers of all ages. Although we have already sold out of several titles, we still have a fine selection.

Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Diane Fossey, and Birutė Galdikas is the inspiring story of three young women – one each from Britain, the United States, and Canada – who loved their fellow primates so much that they decided to live amongst them and devote their lives to their study.

Whether you are or are not yet a fan of bestselling author Raina Telgemeier, you might like The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy’s Great Idea or Share Your Smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story. Says Booklist, “Telgemeier is prodigiously talented at telling cheerful stories with realistic portrayals of middle-school characters.”

Amulet: The Stonekeeper is the first installment of eight in the Amulet series created by Japanese-American author and illustrator Kazu Kibuishi. The series follows the adventures of Emily, a young girl who discovers a magical amulet in her great-grandfather’s house.

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel is an adaptation of the 1962 novel by Madeleine L’Engle that has been made into two films, most recently in 2018. The story follows three youngsters who journey through space and time as they attempt to save their father and the world as a whole.

And last, but not least, for young adults and up we have “a graphic novel to spark joy in life, work, and love” – The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story by Marie Kondo, the now world-famous decluttering guru from Japan. You can learn the KonMari Method on the beach as you follow the story of Kondo helping a young Tokyoite “exorcise the spirits of boyfriends past, organize her living space, streamline her wardrobe, and unearth her passions.”