Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi
The covers of Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi.

Title: Persepolis Author(s): Marjane Satrapi Artist(s): Marjane Satrapi Category: Autobiographical Languages: French, English, German, Finnish, Italian, Indonesian, Greek, Romanian, Spanish, Czech, Polish, Danish, Swedish, Lithuanian, Slovenian, Thai, Hebrew, Japanese, Hungarian, Korean Grade Level(s): 9-12 Mature Content?: Violence Synopsis: Persepolis is an autobiographical account, telling the story of the Islamic Revolution in Iran through Satrapi’s eyes, […]

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Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince
The cover of Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince.

Title: Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir Author(s): Liz Prince Artist(s): Liz Prince Category: Autobiographical Languages: English, French, Spanish Grade Level(s): 7-12 Mature Content?: Language, Sexual Content Synopsis: In Tomboy, Liz Prince recounts her trials and tribulations growing up as a non-gender conforming girl. From her early childhood, when she refused to wear dresses and girly clothes, to […]

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Stitches: A Memoir by David Small
The cover of Stitches: A Memoir by David Small.

Title: Stitches: A Memoir Author(s): David Small Artist(s): David Small Category: Autobiographical Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Serbian Grade Level(s): 9-12 Mature Content?: Abuse, Sexuality Synopsis: Stitches isn’t just a title, it’s a condition. When David Small was a child, his radiologist father treated issues with his sinuses and digestive tract. As […]

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War Brothers: The Graphic Novel
The Cover of War Brothers: The Graphic Novel by Sharon E. McKay, illustrated by Daniel Lefrance.

Title: War Brothers: The Graphic Novel Author(s): Sharon E. McKay Artist(s): Daniel Lefrance Category: Based-On, War, Child Soldiers Languages: English Grade Level(s):7-12 Mature Content?: Violence, Implied Rape Synopsis: Based on interviews conducted in Uganda, War Brothers: The Graphic Novel is a fictionalized account of child soldiers in Africa. McKay initially wrote the story as an […]

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Rurouni Kenshin

Title: Rurouni Kenshin Author(s): Nobuhiro Watsuki Artist(s): Nobuhiro Watsuki Category: Based-On Languages: Japanese, English, Spanish, Indonesian, French, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Polish Grade Level(s): 7-12 Mature Content?: Violence, some graphic. Synopsis: Following the story of a wandering samurai, or ronin, Rurouni Kenshin tells a fictionalized, but historically based tale of the struggles of the Meiji […]

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Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang
The cover from Boxers & Saints, by Gene Luen Yang

Title: Boxers & Saints Author(s): Gene Luen Yang Artist(s): Gene Luen Yang Category: Based-On Languages: English, French Grade Level(s): 9-12 Mature Content?: Violence Synopsis: Boxers & Saints is  series of two parallel graphic novels, exploring two sides of the Boxer Rebellion in China. Boxers follows the story and perspective of Little Bao, a rural Chinese […]

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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Title: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Author(s): Alison Bechdel Artist(s): Alison Bechdel Category: Autobiographical Languages: English, French, Spanish,Italian, Hungarian, Korean, German, Greek, Turkish, Chinese Grade Level(s): 10-12 Mature Content?: Nudity, some sex Synopsis: Fun Home is a memoir, in which Alison Bechdel tells the story of her relationship with her father and, to some extent, her […]

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Pride of Baghdad

Title: Pride of Baghdad Author(s): Brian K. Vaughn Artist(s): Niko Henrichon Category: Based-On a True Story, Politics, War Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, Czech, Farsi, German, Turkish, Norwegian, Greek Grade Level(s): 7-12 Mature Content?: Graphic Violence, Language Synopsis: In April of 2003, four lions escaped from the zoo in Baghdad, Iraq during a US […]

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