Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples

Vaugn, Brian K. Saga, vol 1. Illus. Fiona Staples. Berkeley, CA: Image Comics, 2012. Print. Genre: Graphic Novel Summary: Racial opposites, Marko and Alana, fight on opposing sides of a bloody interstellar war, until they fall in love. Defecting from the army, they run away and begin a family. With a new baby to care… Continue reading Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples

Smile by Raina Telgemeir

Telgemeier, Raina. Smile. New York: Graphix, 2010. Print. Genre: Graphic novel, memoir Summary: Smile follows Raina’s progression from 6th grade to high school. It documents her agonizing adolescence — which really is full of pain and suffering. Not only does she face-plant and bust out her front teeth, but she also has to put up… Continue reading Smile by Raina Telgemeir

Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh

Maroh, Julie. Blue is the Warmest Color. Vancouver, CAN: Arsenal Press, 2013. Print. Genre: Graphic novel Summary: A courageously tender and mercilessly honest love story. Clementine, 16, comes to terms with her gender identity. She feels the pressure to date boys, all the while having delicious fantasies about the blue-haired girl she passed on the street. Eventually,… Continue reading Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Brosgol, Vera. Anya’s Ghost. New York: First Second, 2011. Print. Genre: YA graphic novel Summary: Anya struggles to hide her Russian accent and all the embarrassing signs of “difference.” She is mostly friendless, under-achieving, and burdened with bad habits and poor self-image. A tumble down into an old well presents Anya with a new friend: a… Continue reading Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol