"The Texas Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List (TMGNRL) is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table (YART). The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6-12 to explore a variety of current books. The TMGNRL list is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum."
Loving to fix all kinds of cars but especially loving hip-hopping, dip-dropping lowriders, friends Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack and Elirio Malaria compete in a "best car" contest in hopes of winning enough money to open their own shop, in a story complemented by a Spanish-English glossary.
Sunny Lewin is sent to live with her grandfather for the summer in Florida, where she befriends Buzz, a boy completely obsessed with comic books, and faces the secret behind why she is in Florida in the first place
After being bitten by a radioactive spider, Peter Parker develops superpowers and discovers the responsibilities that go along with them after his uncle is murdered, prompting him to use his abilities to fight crime.
A 10th-anniversary tribute and companion to The Great American Dust Bowl combines authoritative memoir with evocative graphic and watercolor illustrations in an account published to benefit Habitat for Humanity New Orleans.
When the scientists of Cosmos Labs bring a dinosaur from the ancient past into the present, he imprints on teenager Jessica, and together they battle the other mutated, prehistoric monsters that follow him through the time portal.
After shunning Jaime, the school nerd, on her first day at a new middle school, Penelope Torres tries to blend in with her new friends in the art club, until the art club goes to war with the science club, of which Jaime is a member.
Gotham City's most prestigious prep school is a very weird place. It's got a spooky campus, oddball teachers, and rich benefactors always dropping by...like that weirdo Bruce Wayne. But nothing is as strange as the students! Like, what's up with Olive Silverlock? Is she crazy or what? Where did she go last summer? And what's the deal with her creepy mom? And how come that Freshman Maps is always following her around? And is she still going out with Kyle? P.S. Did you hear the rumor about the ghost in the North Hall?! Collects Gotham Academy #1-6 GOTHAM ACADEMY is a new teen drama set in the shadow of Batman and the craziness of Gotham City, with new characters and old plus a secret tie to Gotham's past.
Immersing herself in an online role-playing game where she enjoys fantasy heroics, Anda confronts a difficult choice when she befriends a disadvantaged Chinese kid who works illegally to collect valuable objects and sell them to other players for real money.
Bass Reeves : Tales of the Talented Tenth tells the story of Bass Reeves, an escaped slave who became one of the most successful lawman of the Old West and the rumored inspiration for The Lone Ranger. Volume I chronicles his life from winning shooting matches in early childhood to traveling with his master, living with Native Americans in Indian Territory, and finally becoming a Deputy US Marshal. The Tales of the Talented Tenth series will feature stories about Black history in action. Joel Christian Gill is the chairman, CEO, president, director of development, majority and minority stock holder, manager, co-manager, regional manager, assistant to the regional manager, receptionist, senior Black correspondent, and janitor of Strange Fruit Comics. In his spare time he is the chair of foundations at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and member of The Boston Comics Roundtable.
In graphic novel format, relates the launch and rise of Christian Dior's revolutionary fashion house through the eyes of a fictional aspiring fashion columnist who is hand-picked by the couturier to be a model in 1947.
A graphically illustrated introduction to the life and achievements of Harriet Tubman depicts her escape from slavery in the mid-19th century and her life-risking dedication to helping runaway slaves find freedom north of the Mason-Dixon line.
The story of the American entrepreneur behind such powerhouse innovations as the Apple computer, iPods and iPhones as well as companies including Apple and Pixar, Steve Jobs' life is presented in this fast-paced biography in graphic format that traces his meteoric successes, devastating setbacks and myriad character contradictions. By the creator of Bon Appétit.
Without any special power, middle school student Izuku Midoriya has no chance of getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, but an encounter with the great hero All Might gives him an opportunity to change his destiny.
When field scientist Lucy defies the law of her safe but authoritarian home on an oasis by leading a team of researchers into the desert to learn about the greater world, what she finds will change everything, beginning with the knowledge that beetles are not the only living creatures.
A child of prophecy connects the disappearances of kids from her alternate-universe Oxford to a mysterious substance known as Dust, in a first installment of a three-part graphic adaptation of the first book in the internationally best-selling series.
Princess Ulga isn't your standard princess, but her royal lineage goes back for generations. At her mother's bequest, Ulga travels to the city-state of Atraesca, where the prestigious Princess Academy lies, so that she can learn about things like diplomacy--hopefully for the benefit of her rough and tumble people. But Ulga will learn that she's more behind in her studies than she realized--and that when you're a princess, you're bound to have a few enemies.
A latest installment in the best-selling series occurs in the 10th year of the fabled Trojan War and reimagines the battle between infamous gods Ares, the god of war, and the clever and powerful Athena, whose power struggles exact a high human toll.
Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way, but having stumbled onto a mysterious force wreaking havoc in the camp, it's a race through the woods as the Lumberjanes work together to save not only their friends, but maybe even the whole world!
A graphic novel debut based on the author's critically acclaimed Web comic follows a nefarious plot by an impulsive young shapeshifter and a vengeful villain who want to defame their kingdom's Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics.
It's tough being evil when you have to pay the rent! This comical tale of a demon-lord-turned-fry-slinger follows the daily travails of (former) Devil King Sadao Maou and his general Shiro Ashiya as they navigate the complexities of life in modern-day Tokyo. Having suffered utter defeat at the hands of a plucky hero, they've been banished to earth and stripped of magical power. And if that wasn't enough, that pesky hero is still hell bent on finishing the job. Artist Akio Hiiragi brings Satoshi Wagahara's story to hilarious life in this manga adaptation of the hit light novel series. It turns out crushing your enemies beneath your feet is tricky when you haven't even made manager yet!
Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American girl from Jersey City who lives a conservative Muslim lifestyle with her family, suddenly acquires superhuman powers and, despite the pressures of school and home, tries to use her abilities to help her community.
With the Earth under a constant threat from the Neighbors, invincible monsters from a different dimension, Border agent Osamu Mikumo, determined to protect the planet, finds his beliefs challenged when he meets the fiesty humanoid Neighbor Yuma.
What Fables does for fairy tales, Kill Shakespeare does withthe greatest writer of all time. This dark take on the Bard pits his greatestheroes (Hamlet, Juliet, Othello Falstaff) against his most menacing villains(Richard III, Lady Macbeth, Iago) in an epic adventure to find and kill areclusive wizard named William Shakespeare.
Presents a graphic adaptation of the classic novel in which Hester Prynne is ostracized from her seventeenth-century Puritan community for refusing to name the father of her child, the product of an adulterous relationship.
College student Ken Kaneki is thrilled to be going on a date with beautiful Rize, but when the encounter turns violent, he is transformed into a human-ghoul hybrid who must learn to deal with Ghoul turf wars, Ghoul society, and his new powers
Pete, a young Aboriginal gang member, is sent to jail for killing his mother's boyfriend during a fight. While there, he realizes that he has become a negative influence on his younger brother and decides to turn his life around with the help of traditional Aboriginal healing circles and ceremonies.
Ten years after planet-size robots known as Harvesters wreaked havok across the galaxy, TIM-21, a young android, awakens to find that robots are outlawed, but after discovering that his machine DNA may hold the secrets to the Harvesters, he quickly becomes the most wanted robot in the universe
The students in class 3-E are the misfits in their school, but their teacher is a powerful, tentacled extraterrestrial who has already damaged the Moon and threatens the Earth, and they have been assigned to assassinate him
In a world of fantasy and might, a lone warrior emerges. Kamen, a mysterious masked man appears among prisoners of war in ancient Japan and becomes a legendary warrior and defender of the innocent while his enemies rush to uncover his secrets.
On a summer night, Alden Baylor sits in a field watching the largest meteor shower in human history. What begins as teenage adventure becomes something more - the celestial event brings travelers who will change the world completely, and Alden discoversa connection to one of them. How does a young man who had to grow up fast handle the invasion of his planet? Can Alden keep humanity from oblivion? From writer Jeff Parker (Aquaman, Hulk) and artist Sandy Jarrell (Batman '66) comes this story of adolescence, friendship, and hard decisions.
"Fearless" Chuck Fairlane was professional football's fastest rising star, but his career came to a screeching halt when he was expelled from the league after goin' HAM and causing the biggest brawl in the history of sports. Years later, Chuck has found peace as a high school football coach, until costumed mascots begin attacking him for seemingly no reason. Before long, Chuck's going to discover that you can't run away from the past - but you can punch it square in the face!
"Bandette returns to steal readers' hearts once again! The teenaged master burglar has thrown down the gauntlet with the Great Thieving Race, and friendly rival Monsieur has stepped in to take the challenge. This second charming collection of the award-winning digital series sees the two competing to steal the most priceless artifacts from the criminal organization FINIS and turning over whatever they learn about its plans to the long-suffering Inspector B. D. Belgique. But FINIS's response could make this Bandette's final crime spree! Collects the digital comics, Bandette #6-#9, plus a new prose tale, guest-drawn Urchin Stories, and more!"
Allison Breaking is a talented journalist with her own blog and a lot of bills to pay, so when she receives an offer from a mysterious stranger named Burma to write his memoirs, it's an offer she can't refuse, not even with all the red flags popping up. But Burma is quite literally unlike any man Allison's ever known because he's a cat. And this cat has stories to tell about how he (over the course of a few lifetimes) has shaped the world -- and another, darker, story that Allison must risk all to uncover... a story of what this particular cat has been doing with the last of his nine lives.
On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine.
Set before the students and staff of Bay Point Preparatory High School disappear, shares the lives of the students and faculty as they prepare for opening night of the school's rendition of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
A graphically illustrated account of a 2003 suicide bombing in Tel Aviv is set at a beachfront blues bar where international patrons mingle with locals and set aside the conflict outside—until a brutal act of violence culminates in tragedy and rebirth.
The best-selling illustrator of The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation teams up with author Dan Mishkin to break down how the decisions that followed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy helped foster the conspiracy theories that play a part in American politics to this day.
Presents an alternate history in which Charles Babbage and Ada, Countess of Lovelace, build the "Difference Engine" and use it to explore the wilder realms of mathematics and fight crime for the sake of both London and science
Democracy opens in 490 B.C., with Athens at war. The hero of the story, Leander, is trying to rouse his comrades for the morrow's battle against a far mightier enemy, and begins to recount his own life, having borne direct witness to the evils of the old tyrannical regimes and to the emergence of a new political system. The tale that emerges is one of daring, danger, and big ideas, of the death of the gods and the tortuous birth of democracy. We see that democracy originated through a combination of chance and historical contingency--but also through the cunning, courage, and willful action of a group of remarkably talented and driven individuals.