Graphic Novels: Life Illustrated

Moderated by Sloane Leong and featuring Kiku Hughes, Trung Le Nguyen, Mike Curato, and Ben Passmore. 

A Map to the Sun Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250146687
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Published: First Second - August 4th, 2020

A Map to the Sun is a gripping YA graphic novel about five principle players in a struggling girls' basketball team.

One summer day, Ren meets Luna at a beachside basketball court and a friendship is born. But when Luna moves to back to Oahu, Rens messages to her friend go unanswered.

Displacement Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250193537
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Published: First Second - August 18th, 2020

A teenager is pulled back in time to witness her grandmother's experiences in World War II-era Japanese internment camps in Displacement, a historical graphic novel from Kiku Hughes.

The Magic Fish Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984851598
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Published: Random House Graphic - October 13th, 2020

Tiến loves his family and his friends…but Tiến has a secret he's been keeping from them, and it might change everything. An amazing YA graphic novel that deals with the complexity of family and how stories can bring us together.

Real life isn't a fairytale.

Flamer Cover Image
By Mike Curato, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781627796415
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - September 1st, 2020

Award-winning author and artist Mike Curato draws on his own experiences in Flamer, his debut graphic novel, telling a difficult story with humor, compassion, and love.

"This book will save lives." —Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of National Book Award Finalist Hey, Kiddo

Your Black Friend Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945509032
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Published: Silver Sprocket - December 1st, 2016

Ben Passmore's necessary contribution to the dialogue around race in the United States, Your Black Friend is a letter from your black friend to you about race, racism, friendship and alienation. On the heels of viral online success with 500,000+ views, the revised print edition of the Your Black Friend comic is in gorgeous full color on fancy matte paper stock.