Graphic novels aren’t just about superheroes anymore. They comment on culture, politics, relationships, historical events and much more. We have a fantastic LibGuide by our Metadata and Digital Collections Librarian, Jeremy Barney which really highlights our collection. You can find many of our graphic novels in the browsing section across from our current periodicals on the first floor.
Below is just a handful of what we have to offer. If you have a suggestion on a graphic novel to add to our collection we’d love to know!
Call Number: PN6757.Y45 I75 2016
In the mid-1930s, Irmina, an ambitious young German, moves to London. At a cocktail party, she meets Howard Green, one of the first black students at Oxford, who, like Irmina, is working towards an independent existence. However, their relationship comes to an abrupt end when Irmina, constrained by the political situation in Hitler’s Germany, is forced to return home. As war approaches and her contact with Howard is broken, it becomes clear to Irmina that prosperity will only be possible through the betrayal of her ideals. In the award-winning Irmina, Barbara Yelin presents a troubling drama about the tension between integrity and social advancement, reflecting with compassion and intelligence on the complicity that results from the choice, conscious or otherwise, to look away.
Call Number: PN6738.G45 A45 2015 v.1
Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery-mold, nu-chauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Going off to university is always a time of change and growth, but for Esther, Susan, and Daisy, things are about to get a little weird.
The Kite Runner by
Call Number: PN6727.H5947 K58 2011
The spellbinding story of the unlikely and inseparable friendship between two boys caught in the tragic sweep of history– from the final days of Afghanistan’s monarchy through the horrific rule of the Taliban.
Call Number: PN6728.V57 K56 2016 v.1-2
The Vision wants to be human, and what’s more human than family? So he heads back to the beginning, to the laboratory where Ultron created him and molded him into a weapon. The place where he first rebelled against his given destiny and imagined that he could be more–that he could be a man. There, he builds them. A wife, Virginia. Two teenage twins, Viv and Vin. They look like him. They have his powers. They share his grandest ambition–or is that obsession?–the unrelenting need to be ordinary. Behold the Visions!