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June 1, 2016

Graphic Novels!

Who doesn’t love a good graphic novel, eh? Long before I ever picked up a novel for pleasure, I read graphic novels. Now, these weren’t the insightful, artsy graphic novels so common today. No, these were the real classics—Batman, The Simpsons, Ren & Stimpy—you know, truly destined to be counted among the great works of western civilization (hey, at least I was reading!). Joking aside, there’s something really special about graphic novels. The graphic novel’s combination of text and pictures is able to capture the reader’s attention and imagination in a truly unique way. I remember reading Art Spiegelman’s Maus for the first time and being completely engrossed, affected emotionally in a way I had never experienced from a regular novel. See below for some great graphic-novel titles currently available.

Available in TAB January

After Chickenhare and his friend Abe are captured, they must join forces with two other weird creatures, Banjo and Meg, to escape the clutches of their captor—the evil taxidermist Klaus!

Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation
Available in Book Beat

The classic tale of a dystopian future in which firemen burn books, and one fireman’s brave decision to question his line of work, comes to new life in the graphic-novel form.

Amulet Pack
Available in TAB February

Combining a fast-paced fantasy adventure with gorgeous full-color art, this captivating graphic-novel series follows two ordinary kids on a life-or-death mission.

BONE Library
Available in TAB February

Stunningly original and epic in scope, the BONE saga combines stunning and moody graphic-novel art with characters so original and compelling, they bring the weird world around them to life.

Available in For Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

This bittersweet graphic novel about an extraordinary journey from injury to recovery shimmers with laughter and inspiration.

The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders
Available in Book Beat

Part photojournalism and part graphic-novel documentary, this large-format book delivers a one-of-a-kind reading experience detailing life in Northern Afghanistan in the late 1980s, including the mujahideen’s fight against the Soviets.



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