Lists and Suggestions

List: OwnVoices: Graphic Novels

Franklin, Tee, author.

"When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. F...

Jonnie, Brianna, author.

"A powerfully illustrated graphic novel for teens about the subject of missing and murdered In...

Bui, Thi, author, artist.

"Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child...

Kobabe, Maia, author, illustrator.

"In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics ...

Jacob, Mira, 1973- author, artist.

"Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob's half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions abo...

Tagame, Gengoroh, 1964- author, illustrator.

Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo; formerly married to Natsuki, father to...

Medina, Tony, author.

The ghost of fifteen-year-old Alfonso Jones travels in a New York subway car full of the living and...

Forney, Ellen.

An artist describes her bipolar disorder diagnosis and her struggles with mental stability while dis...

Flowers, Ebony, author, illustrator.

"Hot Comb offers a poignant glimpse into black women's lives and coming of age stories as...

Bechdel, Alison, 1960-

An unusual memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkl...

Nguyen, Trung Le, author.

"Real life isn't a fairytale. But Tié̂n still enjoys reading his favorite stories with ...

Abirached, Zeina, 1981-

Living in the midst of civil war in Beirut, Lebanon, Zeina and her brother face an evening of appre...

Sattouf, Riad, author.

"In striking, virtuoso graphic style that captures both the immediacy of childhood and the fer...

Takei, George, 1937- author.

"A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood impr...

Satrapi, Marjane, 1969-

Persepolis is the story of Marjane Satrapi's childhood and coming of age within a large and lo...

Liew, Sonny, 1974- artist, author.

"Meet Charlie Chan Hock Chye. Now in his early 70s as he looks back on his career, Chan has sp...