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  • Real friends

    Real friends2017

    by Shannon Hale

    (27,330)

    Summary: Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called...  more »
  • Melody : story of a nude dancer

    Melody : story of a nude dancer2015

    by Sylvie Rancourt

    (292)

    Summary: A long-lost memoir about life as a stripper in Montreal. In 1980, Sylvie Rancourt and her boyfriend moved to Montreal from rural Northern Quebec. With limited formal education or training, they had a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 792.78 RAN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • They called us enemy

    They called us enemy2019

    by George Takei

    (23,098)

    Summary: A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 940.5317 TAK

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  • No Ivy League

    No Ivy League2019

    by Hazel Newlevant , artist

    (972)

    Summary: "When 17-year-old Hazel Newlevant takes a summer job clearing ivy from the forest in her home town of Portland, Oregon, her only expectation is to earn a little money. Homeschooled, affluent, and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL NEW

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

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  • Diary of a Tokyo teen [eBook] : a Japanese-American girl travels to the land of trendy fashion, high-tech toilets and maid cafes

    Diary of a Tokyo teen : a Japanese-American girl travels to the land of trendy fashion, high-tech toilets and maid cafes2016

    by Christine Mari Inzer

    (1,180)

    Summary: Born in Tokyo to a Japanese mother and an American father in 1997, Christine Mari Inzer spent her early years in Japan and relocated to the United States in 2003. The summer before she turned...  more »

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  • Year of the rabbit

    Year of the rabbit2020

    by Tian

    (415)

    Summary: Tells the true story of one family's desperate struggle to survive the murderous reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. In 1975, the Khmer Rouge seizes power in the capital city of Phnom Penh....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 959.6 TIA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Almost American girl : an illustrated memoir
    Staff Pick

    Almost American girl : an illustrated memoir2020

    by Robin Ha , illustrator

    (6,310)

    Summary: A powerful and moving teen graphic novel memoir about immigration, belonging, and how arts can save a life. For as long as she can remember, it's been Robin and her mom against the world. Growing up...  more »

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    Call #: 325.1 HA YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Fights : one boy's triumph over violence

    Fights : one boy's triumph over violence2020

    by Joel Christian Gill , artist

    (370)

    Summary: A visceral and deeply affecting memoir of artist/author Joel Christian Gill, chronicling his youth and coming of age as a Black child in a chaotic landscape of rough city streets and foreboding backwoods.

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    Call #: 305.896 GIL YA

    Location: New YA Nonfiction

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  • When stars are scattered
    Staff Pick

    When stars are scattered2020

    by Victoria Jamieson , illustrator

    (8,399)

    Summary: Omar and his younger brother Hassan live in a refugee camp, and when an opportunity for Omar to get an education comes along, he must decide between going to school every day or caring for his...  more »

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    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL JAM

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

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  • Quiet girl in a noisy world : an introvert's story
    Staff Pick

    Quiet girl in a noisy world : an introvert's story2017

    by Debbie Tung , illustrator

    (9,853)

    Summary: This illustrated gift book of short comics illuminates author Debbie Tung's experience as an introvert in an extrovert's world. Presented in a loose narrative style that can be read front to back or...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 155.232 TUN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Imagine wanting only this

    Imagine wanting only this2017

    by Kristen Radtke , illustrator

    (2,774)

    Summary: "A gorgeous graphic memoir about loss, love, and confronting grief. When Kristen Radtke was in college, the sudden death of a beloved uncle and, not long after his funeral, the sight of an abandoned...  more »

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    Call #: 155.937 RAD

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Special exits : a graphic memoir
    Staff Pick

    Special exits : a graphic memoir2014

    by Joyce Farmer

    (1,743)

    Summary: In the vein of Alison Bechdel or Harvey Pekar, Joyce Farmer's memoir chronicles the decline of the author's parents' health, their relationship with one another and with their daughter, and how they...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.26 FAR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Hot comb

    Hot comb2019

    by Ebony Flowers , illustrator

    (1,186)

    Summary: Offers a poignant glimpse into black women's lives and coming of age stories as seen across a crowded, ammonia-scented hair salon while ladies gossip and bond over the burn. The titular story "Hot...  more »

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    Call #: 305.896 FLO

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  • The dead eye and the deep blue sea : a graphic memoir of modern slavery
    Staff Pick

    The dead eye and the deep blue sea : a graphic memoir of modern slavery2018

    by Vannak Anan Prum

    (189)

    Summary: Vannak Anan Prum left his village in Cambodia to seek work in Thailand. Men who appeared to be employers on a fishing vessel promised to return him, but instead Vannak was hostage on the vessel for...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 306.362 PRU

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Imperfect : a story of body image

    Imperfect : a story of body image2019

    by Dounya Awada

    (109)

    Summary: Dounya Awada is a 24-year-old, devout Muslim, happy, healthy, and very much alive. But just a few years before, she nearly starved to death. Her struggle began when she was six years old. Little...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 306.461 AWA YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Gender queer

    Gender queer2019

    by Maia Kobabe , artist

    (6,989)

    Summary: In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt...  more »

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    Call #: 306.76 KOB

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  • My solo exchange diary. Book 1

    My solo exchange diary. Book 12018

    by Kabi Nagata , illustrator

    Series: My Solo Exchange Diary

    (2,296)

    Summary: Struggling with the idea of living alone and adjusting to the effects of her previous book's success, this follow-up to the award-winning autobiographical comic continues the author's quest for self-acceptance and love.

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    Call #: 306.766 NAG

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • My lesbian experience with loneliness

    My lesbian experience with loneliness2017

    by Kabi Nagata , illustrator

    Series: My Solo Exchange Diary

    (12,956)

    Summary: The heart-rending autobiographical manga that's taken the internet by storm! My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is an honest and heartfelt look at one young woman's exploration of her sexuality,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 306.766 NAG

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Honor girl : a graphic memoir

    Honor girl : a graphic memoir2016

    by Maggie Thrash , artist

    (8,858)

    Summary: Maggie Thrash has spent basically every summer of her fifteen-year-old life at the one-hundred-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She's from Atlanta, she's never...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 306.766 THR YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Spinning

    Spinning2017

    by Tillie Walden

    (13,564)

    Summary: Tillie Walden's powerful graphic memoir captures what it's like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know. It was the same every morning. Wake up,...  more »

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    Call #: 306.766 WAL YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Super late bloomer : my early days in transition : an up and out collection

    Super late bloomer : my early days in transition : an up and out collection2018

    by Julia Kaye

    (1,372)

    Summary: A highly personal collection documenting the early months of artist Julia Kaye's gender transition. Instead of a traditional written diary, Julia Kaye has always turned to art as a means of...  more »

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    Call #: 306.768 KAY

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Gumballs

    Gumballs2018

    by Erin Nations , artist

    (316)

    Summary: "Gumballs" dispenses an array of bright, candy-colored short comics about Erin's gender transition, anecdotal tales of growing up as a triplet, and fictional stories of a socially inept lovestruck...  more »

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    Call #: 306.768 NAT YA

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  • Flocks

    Flocks2018

    by L. Nichols , artist

    (404)

    Summary: This book charts the author's experiences of growing up in a Christian household and community, realizing she's gay and her subsequent struggle to reconcile her faith with her sexuality.

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    Call #: 306.768 NIC

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Can't we talk about something more pleasant? : a memoir
    Staff Pick

    Can't we talk about something more pleasant? : a memoir2014

    by Roz Chast , illustrator

    (25,942)

    Summary: In her first memoir, Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 306.874 CHA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • March. Book three

    March. Book three2016

    by John Lewis

    Series: March

    (16,849)

    Summary: Welcome to the stunning conclusion of the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy. Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 323.1 LEW YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • I was their American dream : a graphic memoir

    I was their American dream : a graphic memoir2019

    by Malaka Gharib , illustrator

    (2,638)

    Summary: This graphic novel is at once a coming-of-age story and a reminder of the thousands of immigrants who come to America in search for a better life for themselves and their children. The daughter of...  more »

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    Call #: 325.1 GHA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The American dream? : a journey on Route 66 discovering dinosaur statues, muffler men, and the perfect breakfast burrito

    The American dream? : a journey on Route 66 discovering dinosaur statues, muffler men, and the perfect breakfast burrito2019

    by Shing Yin Khor

    (572)

    Summary: An illustrated comic travelogue about an American immigrant driving alone through all that's left of "The Mother Road," Route 66.

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    Call #: 325.1 KHO YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Commute : an illustrated memoir of female shame

    Commute : an illustrated memoir of female shame2019

    by Erin Williams , artist

    (1,262)

    Summary: We follow author and illustrator Erin Williams on her daily commute to and from work, punctuated by recollections of sexual encounters as well as memories of her battle with alcoholism, addiction,...  more »

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    Call #: 362.88 WIL

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  • Ichi-F : a worker's graphic memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

    Ichi-F : a worker's graphic memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant2017

    by Kazuto Tatsuta , artist

    (229)

    Summary: "Tatsuta was an amateur artist who signed onto the dangerous task of cleaning up the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant, which the workers came to call 'Ichi-F.' This is the story of that challenging...  more »

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    Call #: 363.1799 TAT

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • A fire story
    Staff Pick

    A fire story2019

    by Brian Fies , artist

    (1,418)

    Summary: Early on the morning of Monday, October 9, 2017, wildfires burned through Northern California, resulting in 44 fatalities. In addition, 8,900 structures, including 6,200 homes, were destroyed. One of...  more »

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    Call #: 363.37 FIE

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Activist : a story of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting

    Activist : a story of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting2019

    by Lauren Hogg

    (97)

    Summary: Lauren Hogg, one of the survivors of the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school in Parkland, Florida, dramatically tells her story in graphic novel form. The tragedy of yet another mass...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 371.782 HOG YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Everything is an emergency : an OCD story in words and pictures

    Everything is an emergency : an OCD story in words and pictures2020

    by Jason Katzenstein

    (644)

    Summary: Jason Adam Katzenstein is just trying to live his life, but he keeps getting sidetracked by his over-active, anxious brain. Mundane events like shaking hands or sharing a drink snowball into absolute...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 616.8522 KAT

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  • Goblin girl

    Goblin girl2020

    by Moa Romanova

    (808)

    Summary: A dating site match goes really wrong in this troubling, funny graphic memoir. Things seem to be looking up when Moa Romanova -- broke, depressed, and living in a squat above an old store -- matches...  more »

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    Call #: 616.8527 ROM

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  • Invisible differences : a story of Asperger's, adulting, and living a life in full color

    Invisible differences : a story of Asperger's, adulting, and living a life in full color2020

    by Julie Dachez

    (2,058)

    Summary: An autobiographical comic based on the author's experience with Asperger's. Marguerite feels awkward, struggling every day to stay productive at work and keep up appearances with friends. She's...  more »

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    Call #: 616.8588 DAC YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • RX : a graphic memoir
    Staff Pick

    RX : a graphic memoir2018

    by Rachel Lindsay

    (893)

    Summary: In her early twenties in New York City, diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Rachel Lindsay takes a job in advertising in order to secure health care coverage for her treatment. But work takes a strange...  more »

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    Call #: 616.89 LIN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Marbles : mania, depression, Michelangelo, and me : a graphic memoir

    Marbles : mania, depression, Michelangelo, and me : a graphic memoir2012

    by Ellen Forney

    (13,682)

    Summary: Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Ellen Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Flagrantly manic but terrified that medications would cause her to lose her creativity and livelihood, she...  more »

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    Call #: 616.895 FOR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Dancing at the pity party : a dead mom graphic memoir

    Dancing at the pity party : a dead mom graphic memoir2020

    by Tyler Feder , illustrator

    (4,031)

    Summary: Tyler Feder shares her story of her mother's first oncology appointment to facing reality as a motherless daughter in this frank and refreshingly funny graphic memoir.

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    Call #: 616.994 FED YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Facts of life

    Facts of life2017

    by Paula Knight , illustrator

    (189)

    Summary: A graphic memoir and visual exploration of the stigma-inducing health issues of miscarriage, childlessness, and chronic medical conditions.

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    Call #: 618.178 KNI

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Dear Scarlet : the story of my postpartum depression

    Dear Scarlet : the story of my postpartum depression2019

    by Teresa Wong

    (767)

    Summary: In this intimate and moving graphic memoir, Teresa Wong writes and illustrates the story of her struggle with postpartum depression in the form of a letter to her daughter Scarlet. Equal parts...  more »

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    Call #: 618.76 WON

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  • Fetch : how a bad dog brought me home : a graphic memoir

    Fetch : how a bad dog brought me home : a graphic memoir2017

    by Nicole J. Georges , artist

    (1,682)

    Summary: The author describes her life with her misbehaved dog, a pet that saw her through many changes in life over the course of fifteen years.

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    Call #: 636.7 GEO

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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