Sunday, April 24, 2011

Let's Get Graphic (Novels) for High Schools

From Daytripper
Abadzis, Nick.  2007. Laika. NY: First Second.
Abel, Jessica, Gabriel Soria and Warren Pleece. 2008. Life Sucks. NY: First Second.
Alanguilan, Gerry. 2010. Elmer: A Comic Book. Slave Labor.

Anderson, Ho Che. 2005. A Comics Biography of  Martin Luther King. Jr. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics.
Aristophane. 2010. The Zabime Sisters. NY: FirstSecond.
Ashihara, Hinako. 2008. Sand Chronicles, v. 1. VIZ.
---------------------. 2008. Sand Chronicles, v. 2. VIZ.
---------------------. 2008
. Sand Chronicles, v. 3. VIZ.
B., David. 2006. Epileptic. NY: Pantheon.
Ba, Gabriel & Fabio Moon. 2011. Daytripper. Vertigo.
Black, Holly. 2008. Kin (The Good Neighbors, Book 1). Illustrated by Ted Naifeh. NY: Graphix.
Brosgol, Vera. 2011. Anya's Ghost. NY: First Second.
Brown, Chester. 2002. I Never Liked You. Montreal, Quebec: Drawn and Quarterly.
Burns, Charles. 2008. Black Hole. NY: Pantheon.
Campbell, Eddie and Dan Best. 2008. The Amazing Remarkable Monsieur Leotard. NY: First Second.
Clevinger, Brian and Steve Wegener. 2008. Atomic Robo: Atomic Robo and the Fightin' Scientists of Tesladyne. Red Five Comics.
Clowes, Daniel. 2011. Mister Wonderful: A Love Story. NY: Pantheon.
Cruse, Howard. 2010. Stuck Rubber Baby. DC.
Dayton, Brandon. 2009. Green Monk. Whistling Cloud.
Delisle, Guy. 2008. Burma Chronicles. Montreal, Quebec: Drawn and Quarterly.
--------------. 2007. Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea. Montreal, Quebec: Drawn and Quarterly.
Dembicki, Matt. 2010. Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection. Golden, CO: Fulcrum.
Donner, Rebecca. 2008. Burnout. Illustrated by Inaki Miranda. Minx.
Eisner, Will. 2007. New York: The Big City. NY: W.W. Norton.
Flowers, Arthur, Manu Chitrakar & Guglielmo Rossi. 2010. I See the Promised Land: A Life of Martin Luther King. Jr. Tara Press.
Gaiman, Neil. 2008. Coraline: the Graphic Novel. Illustrated by P. Craig Russell. NY: HarperCollins.
Giffen, Keith. 2006. Blue Beetle: Shell-Shocked. DC Comics.
From: Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth.
---------------.  2007. Blue Beetle: Road Trip. DC Comics.
Glidden, Sarah. 2011. How To Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less. Vertigo: DC.
Guibert, Emmanuel. 2008. Alan's War: The Memories of G.I. Alan Cope. NY: First Second.
Helfer, Andrew. 2006. Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography. Illustrated by Randy DuBurke. NY: Hill & Wang.
Hernandez, Gilbert, Jared K. Fletcher.  2006. Sloth. DC Comics.
Hinds, Garreth. 2010. The Odyssey. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick.
Hosler, Jay. 2011. Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth. Illustrated by Kevon Cannon & Zander Cannon. NY: Hii & Wang.
Iwaoka, Hisae. 2010. Saturn Apartments, I. VIZ Media.
Jacobson, Sid & Ernie Colon. 2010. Anne Frank: The Ann Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography. NY: Hill & Wang.
-----------------------------------. 2006. The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation. NY: Hill & Wang.
Kim, Susan, Laurence Klavan, & Faith Erin Hicks. 2010. Brain Camp. NY: First Second.
Lagos, Alexander & Joseph Lagos. 2011. The Sons of Liberty, Vol. 2. Illustrated by Steve Walker. NY: Crown.
------------------------------------------. 2010. The Sons of Liberty, Vol. 1. Illustrated by Steve Walker. NY: Crown.
Medley, Linda. 2006. Castle Waiting. Seattle WA: Fantagraphics Books.
Moore, Alan. 1995. Watchmen. Illustrated by Dave Gibbons. DC Comics.
Myrick, Leland. 2006. Missouri Boy. NY: First Second.
Neri, G. 2010. Yummy: The Last Days of Southside Shorty. Illustrated by Randy Duburke. NY: Lee & Low.
From: A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge
From: A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge
From Persepolis.
Neufeld, Josh. 2009. A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge. NY: Pantheon.
O’Connor, George. 2010. Zeus: King of Gods. NY First Second.
Sacco, Joe. 2002. Palestine. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books.
Satrapi, Marjane. 2007. The Complete Persepolis. NY: Pantheon.
Small, David. 2009. Stitches. NY: W.W. Norton.
 Spiegleman, Art. 1996. The Complete Maus: A Survivor’s Tale. NY: Pantheon.
Tamaki, Mariko and Steve Rolston. 2008. Emiko Superstar.  Minx.

Tamaki, Mariko and Jilliam Tamaki. 2010. Skim. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
TenNaple, Doug. 2010. Ghostopolis. NY: Graphix/Scholastic.
Thompson, Craig. 2004. Blankets. Marietta, GA: Top Shelf.
Tran, G.B. 2011. Vietnamerica: A Family's Journey. NY: Villard/Random.
Urasawa, Naoki and Takashi Nagasaki. 2009. Pluto. VIZ Media.
Urrea, Luis Alberto. 2010. Mr. Mendoza’s Paintbrush. Illustrated by Christopher Cardinale.  El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
Ware, Chris. 2010. Acme Novelty Library #20. Montreal, Quebec: Drawn and Quarterly.
--------------. 2004. Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth. Jonathan Cape.
Weing, Drew. 2010. Set to Sea. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books.
Weinstein, Lauren R. 2006. Girl Stories. NY: Henry Holt.
Wilson, G. Willow and M. K. Perker. 2008.Cairo. Vertigo.
Yang, Gene Luen. 2011. Level Up. Illustrated by Thien Pham. NY: First Second.
2006. American Born Chinese. NY: First Second
Yolen, Jane. 2010. Foiled. Illustrated by Mike Cavallaro. NY: First Second.
From Pitch Black

Youme & Anthony Horton. 2008. Pitch Black. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
Zinn, Howard. 2008. A People’s History of an American Empire. Illustrated by Mike Konopacki and Paul Buhle. NY: Metropolitan Books.


  1. I've tried to keep graphic novels in my classroom before. Bone and Watchmen get stolen pretty quickly, though I don't know any high school student who's actually read the complete Watchmen. Persepolis and Stitches get ignored.

    This is a pretty great list. I'm bookmarking this page so the next time I'm ordering books for my classroom library, I can remember some of these. thanks.

  2. Thanks Brent for your comments. Agree about Persepolis, although I do think with minimal support it can become interesting. I was surprised at how much students don't know about Iran. Glad the list is one you bookmarked.

    Found your blog & read through and am following it now. Curious about your IB teaching experience.

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