Memoir, Biography, and History

Hey, Kiddo: A Graphic Novel By Jarrett J. Krosoczka Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545902489
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Published: Graphix - October 9th, 2018

The powerful, unforgettable graphic memoir from Jarrett Krosoczka, about growing up with a drug-addicted mother, a missing father, and two unforgettably opinionated grandparents.

In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that.


They Called Us Enemy By George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, Harmony Becker (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781603094504
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - July 16th, 2019

New York Times Bestseller!

A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.


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The Boy Who Became a Dragon: A Bruce Lee Story: A Graphic Novel By Jim Di Bartolo, Jim Di Bartolo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jim Di Bartolo, Jim Di Bartolo (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781338134117
Published: Graphix - February 4th, 2020

The astonishing story of martial arts legend Bruce Lee . . . told in spectacular graphic form.

Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940 - in both the hour and the year of the dragon.


When Stars Are Scattered By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780525553908
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

A National Book Award Finalist, this remarkable graphic novel is about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a former Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor-winning creator of Roller Girl.


Dancing at the Pity Party By Tyler Feder Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525553021
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Published: Rocky Pond 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.


Glass Town: The Imaginary World of the Brontës By Isabel Greenberg Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419732683
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - March 3rd, 2020

NPR Best Book of 2020

A graphic novel about the Bront
ë siblings, and the strange and marvelous imaginary worlds they invented during their childhood
 
Glass Town is an original graphic novel by Isabel Greenberg that encompasses the eccentric childhoods of the four Brontë children—Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne.


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Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World By Pénélope Bagieu, Pénélope Bagieu (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626728691
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Published: First Second - March 6th, 2018

2019 Eisner Award Winner for Best U.S. Edition of International Material

Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit.


Fights: One Boy's Triumph Over Violence By Joel Christian Gill, Joel Christian Gill (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781549303357
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Published: Oni Press - January 21st, 2020

A New York Times Best Graphic Novel of 2020
YALSA 2021 Great Graphic Novels for Teens
2021 Cartoonists Prize for Print Comics
2021 Eisner Awards Best Publication for Teens Nominee


Fights is the visceral and deeply affecting memoir of artist/author Joel Christian Gill, chronicling his youth and coming of age as a Black child in a chaotic landscape


Year of the Rabbit By Tian Veasna, Helge Dascher (Translated by) Cover Image
By Tian Veasna, Helge Dascher (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781770463769
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - January 21st, 2020

One family’s quest to survive the devastation of the Khmer Rouge

"Striking and moving... The comics form allows readers [to] understand through chronological progression and a close view how horror can become the stuff of the everyday."—The New York Times


Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Journey to Justice By Debbie Levy, Whitney Gardner (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Debbie Levy, Whitney Gardner (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534424555
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

From the New York Times bestselling author of I Dissent comes a biographical graphic novel about celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a modern feminist icon—a leader in the fight for equal treatment of girls and women in society and the workplace.


The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slave's Journey from Bondage to Freedom By David F. Walker, Damon Smyth (Illustrator), Marissa Louise (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David F. Walker, Damon Smyth (Illustrator), Marissa Louise (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780399581441
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Published: Ten Speed Press - January 8th, 2019

A graphic novel biography of the escaped slave, abolitionist, public speaker, and most photographed man of the nineteenth century, based on his autobiographical writings and speeches, spotlighting the key events and people that shaped the life of this great American.


Audubon, On The Wings Of The World [Graphic Novel] By Fabien Grolleau, Jeremie Royer (Illustrator), Etienne Gilgillan (Translated by), David Sutton (Translated by) Cover Image
By Fabien Grolleau, Jeremie Royer (Illustrator), Etienne Gilgillan (Translated by), David Sutton (Translated by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781910620151
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Published: Nobrow - April 4th, 2017

At the start of the nineteenth century, John James Audubon embarked upon an epic ornithological quest across America with nothing but his artist’ s materials, an assistant, a gun and an all-consuming passion for birds...


Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Marjane Satrapi Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375714573
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Published: Pantheon - June 1st, 2004

BEST SELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s acclaimed graphic memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.


The Complete Persepolis: Volumes 1 and 2 (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Marjane Satrapi Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375714832
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Published: Pantheon - October 30th, 2007

Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed graphic memoir of growing up as a girl in revolutionary Iran. "That Satrapi chose to tell her remarkable story as a gorgeous comic book makes it totally unique and indispensable" TIME


March: Book One By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781603093002
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 13th, 2013

#1 New York Times Bestseller


March: Book Three By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781603094023
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 2nd, 2016

Welcome to the stunning conclusion of the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy. Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to bring the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today's world.


Grand Theft Horse By G. Neri, Corban Wilkin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By G. Neri, Corban Wilkin (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781620148556
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Published: Tu Books - September 25th, 2018

Best Books for Kids, New York Public Library
Tayshas List, Texas Library Association (TLA)

Yummy author G. Neri returns to graphic novels with the powerful story of his cousin Gail Ruffu, who stole a racehorse in order to save it, and ended up fighting the whole racing industry for the humane treatment of animals.


Hedy Lamarr: An Incredible Life By William Roy, Sylvain Dorange (Illustrator) Cover Image
By William Roy, Sylvain Dorange (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781594656194
Published: Life Drawn - November 6th, 2018

Hollywood icon by day, unsung science genius by night.

From her native Austria to the limelight of Hollywood, Hedy Lamarr was constantly bombarded with societal limitations and personal obstacles—including her own beauty.


A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return By Zeina Abirached, Zeina Abirached (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Zeina Abirached, Zeina Abirached (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781575059419
Published: Graphic Universe (Tm) - August 1st, 2012

When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two, separated by bricks and sandbags and threatened by snipers and shelling. East Beirut is for Christians, and West Beirut is for Muslims.