Won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. A story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father's story and history itself.
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Call Number: 741.5 YAN
Won the Printz Award for young adult literature in 2007. Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture.
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Call Number: 741.5 SAT
Received 2004 Alex Award, for books written for adults that have appeal to young adults. Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran: the contradictions between home and public life and the toll repressive regimes exact on the individual spirit.
March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
Call Number: B LEW
Won the 2014 Coretta Scott King Award and was the first graphic novel to win a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. Life of Congressman John Lewis, from his youth in Alabama, to meeting with Martin Luther King Jr., and the birth of the Nashville Student Movement.
El Deafo by Cece Bell and David Lasky (Illustrator)
Call Number: 305.9082 BEL
A 2015 Newbery Honor Book and won the 2015 Maine Student Book Award. A graphic novel memoir of author/illustrator Cece Bell who grew up hearing impaired.