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Gift Guide--Graphic Novels/Memoirs and Comics--Adults and Teens

Graphic Novels, Memoirs and Comics for Adults and Teens

The Secret To Superhuman Strength By Alison Bechdel, Alison Bechdel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alison Bechdel, Alison Bechdel (Illustrator)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780544387652
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Published: Mariner Books - May 4th, 2021

The Best Graphic Book of 2021 by Publishers Weekly | A New York Times Best Graphic Novel of 2021 | A New York Times Notable Book | An Autostraddle Best Queer Book of the Year | A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year | A St.


Our Work Is Everywhere: An Illustrated Oral History of Queer and Trans Resistance By Syan Rose, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (Foreword by) Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781551528151
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - April 6th, 2021

Over the past ten years, we have witnessed the rise of queer and trans communities that have defied and challenged those who have historically opposed them. Through bold, symbolic imagery and surrealist, overlapping landscapes, queer illustrator and curator Syan Rose shines a light on the faces and voices of these diverse, amorphous, messy, real and imagined queer and trans communities.


Stone Fruit By Lee Lai Cover Image
By Lee Lai
$29.99
ISBN: 9781683964261
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Published: Fantagraphics - May 11th, 2021

An exhilarating and tender debut graphic novel that is an ode to the love and connection shared among three women and the child they all adore.

2022 Cartoonist Studio Prize WINNER

2022 Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize WINNER

2022 Lambda Literary Award WINNER, LGBTQ Comics


Run: Book One By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, L. Fury (Illustrator), Nate Powell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, L. Fury (Illustrator), Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419730696
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - August 3rd, 2021

RUN is one of the most heralded books of the year including being named a:
New York Times Top 5 YA Books of the Year · Top 10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens (Young Adult Library Services Association) · Washington Post Best Books of the Year ·&n


Far Sector By N.K. Jemisin, Jamal Campbell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By N.K. Jemisin, Jamal Campbell (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781779512055
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Published: DC Comics - October 19th, 2021

The first murder in 500 years. Twenty billion suspects. One hope.

The City Enduring, a booming metropolis at the edge of the universe, hasn’t experienced a violent crime in generations. The Emotion Exploit has erased its citizens’ full range of feelings, allowing three resident races to overlook their turbulent history and coexist peacefully—until now. 


The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History By David F. Walker, Marcus Kwame Anderson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781984857705
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Published: Ten Speed Press - January 19th, 2021

WINNER OF THE EISNER AWARD • A bold and fascinating graphic novel history of the revolutionary Black Panther Party.


Patience & Esther: An Edwardian Romance By Sw Searle Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781945820700
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Published: Iron Circus Comics - January 26th, 2021

This charmer serves scorching heat in a sugar coating.- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

An engrossing and delightful read.- NEWSARAMA


Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts By Rebecca Hall, Hugo Martínez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rebecca Hall, Hugo Martínez (Illustrator)
$29.99
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ISBN: 9781982115180
Published: Simon & Schuster - June 1st, 2021

A Best Book of 2021 by NPR and The Washington Post

Part graphic novel, part memoir, Wake is an imaginative tour-de-force that tells the “powerful” (The New York Times Book Review) story of women-led slave revolts and chronicles scholar Rebecca Hall’s efforts to uncover the truth about these women warriors who, until now, have been left out o


The Day the Klan Came to Town By Bill Campbell, Bizhan Khodabandeh (Illustrator), P. Djeli Clark (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Bill Campbell, Bizhan Khodabandeh (Illustrator), P. Djeli Clark (Foreword by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781629638720
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Published: PM Press - August 31st, 2021

Original Sisters: Portraits of Tenacity and Courage (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Anita Kunz, Roxane Gay (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Anita Kunz, Roxane Gay (Foreword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593316146
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Published: Pantheon - November 9th, 2021

From the internationally acclaimed artist, a stunning collection of portraits of ground-breaking women—Joan of Arc, Josephine Baker, Greta Thunberg, Misty Copeland, and many more history-making women whose names have been forgotten and are finally being brought to light. With a Foreword by Roxane Gay


Unearthed: A Jessica Cruz Story By Lilliam Rivera, Steph C. (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lilliam Rivera, Steph C. (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781779500519
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Published: DC Comics - September 14th, 2021

Acclaimed author Lilliam Rivera and artist Steph C. reimagine one of DC's greatest Green Lanterns, Jessica Cruz, to tell a story about immigration, family, and overcoming fear to inspire hope.


Feelings: A Story in Seasons By Manjit Thapp Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780593129753
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Published: Random House - March 2nd, 2021

A stunning illustrated journey through one young woman’s year of feelings—from the saturated highs of early summer to the gray isolation of late winter.
 


Infinitum: An Afrofuturist Tale By Tim Fielder Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062964083
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Published: Amistad - January 19th, 2021

Afrofuturism, a movement that began in the Black community during the early 20th Century as an escape from racial hostility, economic turmoil, and aggressive policing, is enjoying a renaissance witnessed by the record-breaking success of creative projects, including the Oscar-winning Marvel Studios film, Black Panther; Regina King’s Emmy-winning HBO superhero tale, Watchmen


Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation By Octavia E. Butler, Damian Duffy (Adapted by), John Jennings (Illustrator), Hopkinson Nalo (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Octavia E. Butler, Damian Duffy (Adapted by), John Jennings (Illustrator), Hopkinson Nalo (Introduction by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419754050
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - July 6th, 2021

2021 Hugo Award Winner for Best Graphic Story or Comic

The graphic-novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s groundbreaking dystopian novel, Parable of the Sower, the follow-up to Kindred, a #1 New York Times bestseller

In this graphic-novel adaptation of Octavia E.


The Times I Knew I Was Gay By Eleanor Crewes Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781982147112
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Published: Scribner - October 5th, 2021

A charming, highly relatable graphic memoir about one woman’s coming out and coming of age that “brims with hope, and the joy that arises when one is finally ready to step out into the world” (OprahMag.com).

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


Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West By Lauren Redniss Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399589737
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 9th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • 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


The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures By Noelle Stevenson, Noelle Stevenson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062278265
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Published: Quill Tree Books - July 6th, 2021

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


Sexuality: A Graphic Guide By Meg-John Barker, Jules Scheele (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg-John Barker, Jules Scheele (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781785786532
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Published: Icon Books - June 15th, 2021

They're back Writer Meg-John Barker and artist Jules Scheele once again team up in this cheeky and informative comic-book follow-up to Queer and Gender.

Sex is everywhere. It's in the stories we love - and the stories we fear. It defines who we are and our place in society ... at least we're told it ought to.


The Best of Assigned Male By Sophie Labelle, Sophie Labelle (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sophie Labelle, Sophie Labelle (Illustrator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781787755932
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - May 21st, 2021

Includes New and Never Before Seen Stories

Follow young trans girl, Stephie, and her group of queer friends as they navigate school, family and relationships, and experiences of being trans.


The Pride Omnibus By Joe Glass, Cem Iroz (Illustrator), Hector Barros (Illustrator), Jacopo Camagni (Illustrator), Ryan Cody (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joe Glass, Cem Iroz (Illustrator), Hector Barros (Illustrator), Jacopo Camagni (Illustrator), Ryan Cody (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781506724478
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Published: Dark Horse Books - June 1st, 2021

Joe Glass's The Pride in a full omnibus trade paperback, collecting volumes 1 and 2 as well as the collection of self-contained stories, The Pride Adventures!


Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero By E. Lockhart, Manuel Preitano (Illustrator) Cover Image
By E. Lockhart, Manuel Preitano (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401293222
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Published: DC Comics - September 7th, 2021

From New York Times bestselling author E. Lockhart (Genuine Fraud, We Were Liars) and artist Manuel Preitano (The Oracle Code) comes a new Gotham City superhero in this exciting YA graphic novel.


The Witch Owl Parliament (Clockwork Curandera, Volume I) By David Bowles (Created by), Raúl The Third (Created by) Cover Image
By David Bowles (Created by), Raúl The Third (Created by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620145920
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Published: Tu Books - October 19th, 2021

Eisner Awawrds, Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
Great Graphic Novels for Teens, Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
Whippoorwill Book Award winner

Discover a graphic novel unlike any other--a brilliant steampunk reimagining of Frankenstein set in colonial Mexico.


Sfsx, Volume 2: Terms of Service By Tina Horn, G. Romero-Johnston (Artist), Tula Lotay (Artist) Cover Image
By Tina Horn, G. Romero-Johnston (Artist), Tula Lotay (Artist)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534319899
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Published: Image Comics - November 30th, 2021

Popular writer/creator TINA HORN and up and coming artist G Romero-Johnson team up again for the latest SFSX (SAFE SEX) cyberpunk thriller. After their previous adventures in sex, love, and torture left them separated and traumatized, the Dirty Mind heroes must face the totalitarian Party's latest "social program" -- one involving uncanny sexpots and a twisted men's rights movement.


The Hazards of Love Vol. 1: Bright World By Stan Stanley Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781620108574
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Published: Oni Press - March 30th, 2021

"This fantastical, stunning tale shines in both story and artwork." — School Library Journal (star review)

"A noir fantasy — part adventure, part love story, all the way spectacularly creepy." — Kirkus Reviews (star review)

The Hazards of Love follows the story of a queer teen from Queens who makes some mistak


Squad By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Lisa Sterle (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Lisa Sterle (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062943149
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 5th, 2021

An IndieBound Bestseller

Squad is a fast-paced and feminist horror story for every girl who’s ever felt like prey, and asks how far a girl should go to hunt the hunters.”—Laura Ruby, author of National Book Award Finalist Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All


The Girl from the Sea: A Graphic Novel By Molly Knox Ostertag Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338540574
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Published: Graphix - June 1st, 2021

From the author of The Witch Boy trilogy comes a graphic novel about family, romance, and first love.

Fifteen-year-old Morgan has a secret: She can't wait to escape the perfect little island where she lives.


Nubia: Real One By L. L. McKinney, Robyn Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By L. L. McKinney, Robyn Smith (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401296407
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Published: DC Comics - February 23rd, 2021

Can you be a hero...if society doesn't see you as a person?


I'm a Wild Seed By Sharon Lee de la Cruz Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781951491055
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Published: Street Noise Books - April 13th, 2021

"The queer community is lucky to have Sharon on our side, using her skills and passions to create a better world for all of us."--Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic


Power Born of Dreams: My Story Is Palestine By Mohammad Sabaaneh Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781951491147
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Published: Street Noise Books - November 9th, 2021

"An artistic triumph that will stand as an enduring testament to the spirit of the Palestinian people. Mohammad Sabaaneh is a master."--Joe Sacco, winner of the American Book Award for Palestine

What does freedom look like from inside an Israeli prison?


Queer as All Get Out: 10 People Who've Inspired Me By Shelby Criswell Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781951491079
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Published: Street Noise Books - November 23rd, 2021

"Unique in both format and content, this important book is a first choice to help diversify teen graphic nonfiction collections." --Starred Review, School Library Journal


Follow the daily life of one queer artist from Texas as they introduce us to the lives of ten extraordinary people.


The Curie Society (The Curie Society Series #1) By Heather Einhorn, Adam Staffaroni, Janet Harvey, Sonia Liao (Illustrator), Joan Hilty (Editor) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780262539944
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Published: The MIT Press - April 27th, 2021

A covert team of young women--members of the Curie society, an elite organization dedicated to women in STEM--undertake high-stakes missions to save the world. A selection of the 2022 Hal Clement Notable Young Adult Books List from the American Library Association.
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Let's Talk About It: The Teen's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human (A Graphic Novel) By Erika Moen, Matthew Nolan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984893147
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Published: Random House Graphic - March 9th, 2021

Is what I'm feeling normal? Is what my body is doing normal? Am I normal? How do I know what are the right choices to make? How do I know how to behave? How do I fix it when I make a mistake?

Let's talk about it.


Growing up is complicated.


Juliet Takes a Breath: The Graphic Novel By Gabby Rivera, Celia Moscote (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gabby Rivera, Celia Moscote (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781684156115
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Published: BOOM! Box - December 1st, 2020

The graphic novel adaptation of the hit LGBT coming of age novel! 

A NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL ADAPTATION OF THE BESTSELLING BOOK!

Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again.


Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights By Mikki Kendall, A. D'Amico (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mikki Kendall, A. D'Amico (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780399581793
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Published: Ten Speed Press - November 5th, 2019

A bold and gripping graphic history of the fight for women’s rights by the New York Times bestselling author of Hood Feminism


The Essential Dykes To Watch Out For By Alison Bechdel Cover Image
$18.99
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.


How to Be Ace: A Memoir of Growing Up Asexual By Rebecca Burgess Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781787752153
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - October 21st, 2020

PRISM AWARDS FINALIST 2021
GREAT GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR TEENS - YOUNG ADULT LIBRARY SERVICES ASSOCIATION (YALSA) 2022

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.


A Quick & Easy Guide to Consent (Quick & Easy Guides) By Luke Howard (Illustrator), Isabella Rotman Cover Image
By Luke Howard (Illustrator), Isabella Rotman
$7.99
ISBN: 9781620107942
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Published: Limerence Press - October 27th, 2020

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? How do you ask if they want to do stuff with you? How do you know what stuff you want to do with each other?


Ironheart: Meant to Fly By Eve Ewing (Text by), Luciano Vecchio (Illustrator), Kevin Libranda (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eve Ewing (Text by), Luciano Vecchio (Illustrator), Kevin Libranda (Illustrator)
$12.99
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 Magic Fish: (A Graphic Novel) By Trung Le Nguyen Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984851598
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Published: Random House Graphic - October 13th, 2020

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by New York Public Library • Kirkus Reviews • Booklist • Publishers Weekly


Superman Smashes the Klan By Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781779504210
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Published: DC Comics - May 12th, 2020

Harvey Award winner for Best Children or Young Adult Book!


Flamer By Mike Curato, Mike Curato (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mike Curato, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
$17.99
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


Go with the Flow By Karen Schneemann, Lily Williams Cover Image
$14.99
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.