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Graphic Novels, Memoirs and Comics for Adults and Teens

The Sacrifice of Darkness Cover Image
$22.49
ISBN: 9781684156245
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Published: Archaia - October 27th, 2020

Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby adapt Gay’s New York Times bestelling short story “We Are the Sacrifice of Darkness” as a full length graphic novel, expanding and further developing the unforgettable world where the sun no longer shines.

“When I was a young girl, my husband’s father flew an air machine into the sun.


Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation Cover Image
By Octavia E. Butler, Damian Duffy (Adapted by), John Jennings (Illustrator), Hopkinson Nalo (Introduction by)
$22.49
ISBN: 9781419731334
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - January 28th, 2020

The follow-up to #1 New York Times Bestseller Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, comes Octavia E. Butler’s groundbreaking dystopian novel

In this graphic novel adaptation of Octavia E.


Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399589720
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Published: Random House - November 17th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • A powerful work of visual nonfiction about three generations of an Apache family struggling to protect sacred land from a multinational mining corporation, by MacArthur “Genius” and National Book Award finalist Lauren Redniss, the acclaimed author of Thunder & Lightning.


Everything Is Beautiful, and I'm Not Afraid: A Baopu Collection Cover Image
$13.49
ISBN: 9781524852450
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

Everything Is Beautiful, and I'm Not Afraid perfectly captures the feelings of a young sojourner in America as she explores the nuances in searching for a place to belong.


Gender: A Graphic Guide Cover Image
By Meg-John Barker, Jules Scheele (Illustrator)
$17.06
ISBN: 9781785784521
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Published: Icon Books - January 14th, 2020

Join the creators of Queer: A Graphic History ('Could totally change the way you think about sex and gender' VICE) on an illustrated journey of gender exploration.


The Low, Low Woods (Hill House Comics) Cover Image
By Carmen Maria Machado, Dani (Illustrator)
$22.49
ISBN: 9781779504524
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Published: DC Comics - September 29th, 2020

From New York Times bestselling author Carmen Maria Machado (Her Body And Other Parties, In The Dream House) comes a story so horrifying you won't dare to forget!

There's something in the woods...


Sfsx (Safe Sex) Volume 1: Protection Cover Image
By Tina Horn, Michael Dowling (Artist), Jen Hickman (Artist)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534315853
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Published: Image Comics - July 28th, 2020

From notorious kink writer TINA HORN and featuring a diverse group of artists comes SFSX (SAFE SEX), a social thriller about sex, love, and torture. It's SEX CRIMINALS in Gilead, Hustlers with a SUNSTONEtwist.


The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780358424178
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Published: Mariner Books - September 1st, 2020

Settle in to this wittily illustrated soap opera (Bechdel calls it “half op-ed column and half endless serialized Victorian novel”) of the lives, loves, and politics of Mo, Lois, Sydney, Sparrow, Ginger, Stuart, Clarice, and the rest of the cast of cult-fav characters. Most of them are lesbians, living in a midsize American city that may or may not be Minneapolis.


Solutions and Other Problems Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982156947
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Published: Gallery Books - September 22nd, 2020

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

For the first time in seven years, Allie Brosh—beloved author and artist of the extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller Hyperbole and a Half—returns with a new collection of comedic, autobiographical, and illustrated essays.


Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399589065
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Published: One World - March 24th, 2020

A “beautiful and eye-opening” (Jacqueline Woodson), “hilarious and heart-rending” (Celeste Ng) graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families,  and the realities that divide us, from the acclaimed author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing.


The Times I Knew I Was Gay Cover Image
$22.50
ISBN: 9781982147105
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Published: Scribner - October 6th, 2020

“Evocative, authentic, and hilarious.” —Tillie Walden, author of Spinning and On a Sunbeam

A charming, highly relatable graphic memoir that follows one young woman’s adventures in coming out and coming of age.

Ellie always had questions about who she was and how she fit in.


The Big She-Bang: The Herstory of the Universe According to God the Mother Cover Image
$29.25
ISBN: 9780062905666
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Published: Harper Wave - November 17th, 2020

One of O Magazine’s Best Books of Fall 2020

One of Comics Beat’s Most Anticipated Graphic Novels for Fall 2020


Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1) Cover Image
$23.39
ISBN: 9780063051331
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 27th, 2020

Instant National Bestseller


How to Be Ace: A Memoir of Growing Up Asexual Cover Image
$17.06
ISBN: 9781787752153
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - October 21st, 2020

Selected as a 2020 LGBTQIA+ Graphic Novel for Young Readers by Publishers Weekly

"When I was in school, everyone got to a certain age where they became interested in talking about only one thing: boys, girls and sex. Me though? I was only interested in comics."


Be Gay, Do Comics Cover Image
By The Nib (Compiled by), Matt Bors (Editor), Matt Lubchansky (Editor), Sarah Mirk (Editor), Eleri Harris (Editor)
$22.49
ISBN: 9781684057771
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Published: IDW Publishing - September 1st, 2020

The dream of a queer separatist town. The life of a gay and Jewish Nazi-fighter. A gender reveal party that tears apart reality. These are the just some of the comics you'll find in this massive queer comics anthology from The Nib.


Menopause: A Comic Treatment (Graphic Medicine #19) Cover Image
By Mk Czerwiec (Editor)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780271087122
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Published: Penn State University Press - August 17th, 2020

Like so many other issues surrounding women's reproductive health, menopause has been treated as a cultural taboo. On the rare occasions that menopausal and perimenopausal women are depicted in popular culture, they are stereotypically cast as the butt of demeaning jokes that encourage us to laugh at their deteriorating bodies and emotional volatility.


Go to Sleep (I Miss You): Cartoons from the Fog of New Parenthood Cover Image
$13.49
ISBN: 9781250211491
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Published: First Second - February 25th, 2020

Lucy Knisley is one of the great memoirists of the graphic novel format. Following the completion of her pregnancy memoir Kid Gloves (and the birth of her baby), Lucy embarked on a new project: documenting new motherhood in short, spontaneous little cartoons, which she posted on her Instagram, and which quickly gained her a huge cult following among other moms.


Kusama: The Graphic Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781786277169
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Published: Laurence King Publishing - September 15th, 2020

From rural Japan to international icon - Yayoi Kusama has spent her remarkable life immersed in her art.

Follow her incredible journey in this vivid graphic biography which details her bold departure from Japan as a young artist, her embrace of the buzzing New York art scene in the 1960s, and her eventual return home and rise to twenty-first-century super-fame.


Drawn to Sex Vol. 2: Our Bodies and Health Cover Image
By Erika Moen, Matthew Nolan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781620107911
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Published: Limerence Press - November 24th, 2020

"This is a sex-positive gulp of fresh air." - Publishers Weekly

Erika and Matthew are here to talk about bodies and sexual health!

Have you ever wanted to learn exactly how pregnancy works? How about what to expect at your next doctor’s visit? Or even just really understanding what’s “down there”?


A Quick & Easy Guide to Consent Cover Image
By Luke Howard (Illustrator), Isabella Rotman
$7.19
ISBN: 9781620107942
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Published: Limerence Press - October 27th, 2020

"Accessible and inclusive to all genders, sexualities, and levels of comfort with sexual activity." —Foreword Reviews (starred review)

A quick, easy and important educational illustrated guide to giving and receiving consent in sex, relationships, and other physical contact. 

How do you tell someone you want to do stuff with them?


A Quick & Easy Guide to Sex & Disability Cover Image
By A. Andrews, A. Andrews (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781620106945
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Published: Limerence Press - June 23rd, 2020

A quick, easy, and educational comic book guide that will help change the way we talk about sex and sexuality for all bodies. 

"This guide can help disabled people (and their partners) on their journey toward self-love, better communication, and confidence." –– Alice Wong, Founder and Director, Disability Visibility Project

All different kinds of bo


Monstress Volume 5 Cover Image
By Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda (Artist)
$15.29
ISBN: 9781534316614
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Published: Image Comics - October 6th, 2020

The next volume in the best-selling Eisner, Hugo, Harvey & British Fantasy Award winning series by MARJORIE LIU and SANA TAKEDA

The long-dreaded war between the Federation and Arcanics is about to explode. Maika must choose her next steps: will she help her friends, or strike out on her own?

Collects MONSTRESS issues #25-30


Spellbound: A Graphic Memoir Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9781951491031
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Published: Street Noise Books - September 8th, 2020

The meticulous artwork of transgender artist Bishakh Som gives us the rare opportunity to see the world through another lens.


Black Panther Vol. 3: The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda Part One Cover Image
By Ta-Nehisi Coates (Text by), Daniel Acuna (Illustrator), Jen Bartel (Illustrator), Paul Reinwand (Illustrator), Kev Walker (Illustrator)
$31.49
ISBN: 9781302925314
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Published: Marvel - November 17th, 2020

A bold new direction for the Black Panther! For years, T'Challa has protected Wakanda from all invaders. Now he will discover that his kingdom is much bigger than he ever dreamed. Prepare to journey to the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda!


My Riot Cover Image
By Rick Spears, Emmett Helen (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781620107768
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Published: Oni Press - October 20th, 2020

"Full of raw noise & 90's angst, MY RIOT delivers an electric gut-punch of a tale that will have you aching for the return of the riot grrrl movement." — Kim Liggett, New York Times Bestselling author of THE GRACE YEAR

Set in the early '90s, My Riot is about a trio of teen girls team up to form a rock band and shake off society's ex


Ironheart: Meant to Fly Cover Image
By Eve Ewing (Text by), Luciano Vecchio (Illustrator), Kevin Libranda (Illustrator)
$11.69
ISBN: 9781302923525
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Published: Marvel - November 10th, 2020

Riri Williams steps boldly out of Tony Stark's shadow to forge her own future! When one of Spider-Man's old foes holds a group of world leaders hostage, Ironheart must step up her game. Luckily, Riri has a will of steel, a heart of iron and a new A.I. on her side! Unluckily, the search for a kidnapped friend will send her stumbling into an ancient power - and it's deadly!


The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250232632
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Published: First Second - July 14th, 2020

START YOUR ENGINES, friends, Clint McElroy and sons Griffin, Justin, and Travis hit the road again with Taako, Magnus and Merle, the beloved agents of chaos from the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novels illustrated by Carey Pietsch, The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins and The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited.


Superman Smashes the Klan Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru (Illustrator)
$15.29
ISBN: 9781779504210
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Published: DC Comics - May 12th, 2020

Harvey Award winner for Best Children or Young Adult Book!


Displacement Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9781250193537
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Published: First Second - August 18th, 2020

A teenager is pulled back in time to witness her grandmother's experiences in World War II-era Japanese internment camps in Displacement, a historical graphic novel from Kiku Hughes.


The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062278272
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Published: HarperTeen - March 3rd, 2020

From Noelle Stevenson, the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Nimona, comes a captivating, honest illustrated memoir that finds her turning an important corner in her creative journey—and inviting readers along for the ride.


We Served the People: My Mother's Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781684155040
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Published: Archaia - April 28th, 2020

A collection of moving stories passed from mother to daughter recounting life during China’s Cultural Revolution.

In China, an entire generation’s most formative years took place in remote rural areas when city-kids were sent to the countryside to become rusticated youth and partake in Mao’s mandated Great Leap Forward.

Debut cartoonist Emei Burell breathes new lif


Dancing at the Pity Party Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780525553021
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

Part poignant cancer memoir and part humorous reflection on a motherless life, this debut graphic novel is extraordinarily comforting and engaging.


The Magic Fish Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984851598
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Published: Random House Graphic - October 13th, 2020

Tiến loves his family and his friends…but Tiến has a secret he's been keeping from them, and it might change everything. An amazing YA graphic novel that deals with the complexity of family and how stories can bring us together.

Real life isn't a fairytale.


Heartstopper: Volume 1 Cover Image
By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator)
$13.49
ISBN: 9781338617436
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Published: Graphix - May 5th, 2020

Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. A sweet and charming coming-of-age story that explores friendship, love, and coming out. This edition features beautiful two-color artwork.


Flamer Cover Image
By Mike Curato, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781250756145
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks - September 1st, 2020

Award-winning author and artist Mike Curato draws on his own experiences in Flamer, his debut graphic novel, telling a difficult story with humor, compassion, and love.

"This book will save lives." —Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of National Book Award Finalist Hey, Kiddo


Dragon Hoops Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626720794
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Published: First Second - March 17th, 2020

In his latest graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches.

Gene understands stories—comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins.


Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir Cover Image
By Robin Ha, Robin Ha (Illustrator)
$11.69
ISBN: 9780062685094
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 28th, 2020

Harvey Award Nominee, Best Children or Young Adult Book 

A powerful and moving teen graphic novel memoir about immigration, belonging, and how arts can save a life—perfect for fans of American Born Chinese and Hey, Kiddo


From the Roots Up Cover Image
By Tasha Spillett, Natasha Donovan (Illustrator)
$17.96
ISBN: 9781553798989
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Published: Highwater Press - October 27th, 2020

Dez and Miikwan's stories continue in this sequel to Surviving the City. Dez's grandmother has passed away. Grieving, and with nowhere else to go, she's living in a group home. On top of everything else, Dez is navigating a new relationship and coming into her identity as a two-spirit person.


The League of Super Feminists Cover Image
By Mirion Malle, Aleshia Jensen (Translated by)
$15.26
ISBN: 9781770464025
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - October 13th, 2020

This primer on feminism and media literacy teaches young readers why it matters


Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534444959
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 13th, 2020

Jason Reynolds’s Newbery Honor, Printz Honor, and Coretta Scott King Honor–winning, #1 New York Times bestselling novel Long Way Down is now a gripping, galvanizing graphic novel, with haunting artwork by Danica Novgorodoff.

Will’s older brother, Shawn, has been shot.
Dead.
Will feels a sadness so great, he can’t explain it.


Go with the Flow Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250143174
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Published: First Second - January 14th, 2020

High school students embark on a crash course of friendship, female empowerment, and women's health issues in Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann's graphic novel Go With the Flow.

Good friends help you go with the flow.
Best friends help you start a revolution.