Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists

Written by: Mikki Kendall Illustrated by: A. D’Amico For ages: YA older teens (mature topics-violence, assault, enslavement, death) Language: English  Topics Covered: Activism, Historic Figures, Historical Fiction, Enslavement, Women’s Rights, Suffrage, Women in Politics, Women in Leadership, Assault, Death, Indigenous Voices, POC-Centric Narratives, Marginalized Populations, Modern Black Freedom Struggle, LGBTQ, Black Feminist Thought.  Summary: Triple A, how much do I love you?…

Deadendia: The Broken Halo [released 10/17]

Written & Illustrated by: Hamish Steele For ages: YA middle & upper grades (2 vaguely implied sexual situations) Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Neurodivergent Characters, LGBTQ, Supernatural, Friendship, Graphic Novels, Adventure, Love, Family, Acceptance.  Summary: This graphic novel is the next installment in the series!  We were sent this book by the publisher, Flying Eye Books, (Nobrow in the…

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me

Written by: Mariko Tamaki Illustrated by: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell For ages: YA graphic novel Language: English Topics Covered: LGBTQ Relationships, Love, Friendship, Social-Emotional Development. Summary: Super quick read, I read this in about an hour!  The story is told from the perspective of Freddy, a biracial Asian teenage girl.  Freddy is hopelessly in love with Laura Dean, her on-again off-again unfaithful girlfriend. …

Taproot

Written & Illustrated by: Keezy Young For ages: Young Adults and up Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Friendship, LGBT, Supernatural, Graphic Novels, Love, Friendship, Family, Acceptance. Summary: Blue is in love with Hamal.  Unfortunately, Hamal is alive and Blue is a ghost. Hamal works at a flower shop, and also happens to be a necromancer (but he doesn’t know it yet).  Hamal…

Lighter Than My Shadow

Written & Illustrated by: Katie Green For ages: Teens and Up Language: English Topics Covered: Growing Up, Eating Disorders, Assault, Resilience, Bravery, Family, Friendship, Love, Acceptance, Mental Health, Recovery, Trauma, Graphic Novel. Summary: This hefty 500 page graphic novel covers main character Katie’s life from childhood to college-first for biology and then for art school.  Katie has always had a problem eating,…

Princess Princess Ever After

Written & Illustrated by: Katie O’Neill For Ages: 9-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: LGBT, Strong Women, POC-Centric Narratives. Summary: In this graphic novel, princess Amira comes upon princess Sadie locked in a tower.  Amira rescues Sadie, and the chemistry between them is immediately apparent.  Together the pair rescues Prince Vladric, who was put in…