Graphic Novel: Calling Dr. Laura by Nicole J. Georges

Title: Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir Author: Nicole J. Georges Published: 2013 Genre: Graphic Novel – Non Fiction Memoir Synopsis: When Nicole Georges was two years old, her family told her that her father was dead. When she was twenty-three, a psychic told her he was alive. Her sister, saddled with guilt, admits that the psychic… Read More Graphic Novel: Calling Dr. Laura by Nicole J. Georges

Graphic Novel: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Title: American Born Chinese Author & Art:  Gene Luen Yang Published: 2006 Genre: Graphic Novel Synopsis: China, 1898. Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants. Little Bao has had enough. Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers–commoners trained in kung fu–who fight to free… Read More Graphic Novel: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Graphic Novels: Morning Glories Vol. 1 & 2 by Nick Spencer

Title: Morning Glories Vol 1 & Vol 2 Author: Nick Spencer Published: 2011 Genre: Graphic Novel – Fantasy Synopsis: Morning Glory Academy.  One of the most prestigious prep schools in the country…But behind it’s hallowed doors something sinister and deadly lurks. When six brilliant but troubled new students arrive, they find themselves trapped and desperately seeking answers…and escape… Read More Graphic Novels: Morning Glories Vol. 1 & 2 by Nick Spencer

Graphic Novel Review: Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi

Title: Persepolis 2 Author: Marjane Satrapi Published: 2001 Genre: Graphic Novel – Non- Fiction Synopsis: In 1984, Marjane flees fundamentalism and the war with Iraq to begin a new life in Vienna. Once there, she faces the trials of adolescence far from her friends and family, and while she soon carves out a place for herself among… Read More Graphic Novel Review: Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi

Graphic Novel Review: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Title: Persepolis Author & Artist: Marjane Satrapi Published: 2000 Genre: Graphic Novel – Non-Fiction Synopsis: Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow… Read More Graphic Novel Review: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Graphic Novel Review: The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Title: The Arrival Author:  Shaun Tan Art by: Shaun Tan Published: 2007 Genre: Graphic Novel Synopsis: In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship to cross the ocean. He’s embarking on the most painful yet important journey of his life- he’s leaving home to build a better… Read More Graphic Novel Review: The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Graphic Novel Review: Boxers by Gene Luen Yang

Title: Boxers (Boxers & Saints #1) Author & Art:  Gene Luen Yang Published: 2013 Genre: Graphic Novel Synopsis: China, 1898. Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants. Little Bao has had enough. Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers–commoners trained in kung fu–who fight… Read More Graphic Novel Review: Boxers by Gene Luen Yang