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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

    (1,760)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: 616.8588 DAC YA

    Location: New YA Nonfiction

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  • The art of Junji Ito : twisted visions / Junji Itō ; translation, Jocelyne Allen ; editor, Masumi Washington.

    The art of Junji Ito : twisted visions / Junji Itō ; translation, Jocelyne Allen ; editor, Masumi Washington.2020

    by Junji Itō

    (306)

    Summary: A first-ever collection of Junji Itō's artworks, featuring over 130 images from his best-selling manga titles along with rare works. This sublime collection includes all of Itō's unforgettable...  more »

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    Call #: 741.59 ITO

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Dragon hoops

    Dragon hoops2020

    by Gene Luen Yang , artist

    (2,797)

    Summary: Gene understands stories -- comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins. But Gene doesn't get sports. As a kid, his friends called him "Stick" and every...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL YAN

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Banned book club

    Banned book club2020

    by Hyun Sook Kim

    (1,410)

    Summary: The autobiography of a South Korean woman's student days under an authoritarian regime, and how she defied state censorship. When Kim Hyun Sook started college in 1983 she was ready for her world to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 951.95 KIM YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The fire never goes out : a memoir in pictures

    The fire never goes out : a memoir in pictures2020

    by Noelle Stevenson , illustrator

    (3,622)

    Summary: In a collection of essays and personal mini-comics that span eight years of her young adult life, author-illustrator Noelle Stevenson charts the highs and lows of being a creative human in the world....  more »

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    Call #: B STEVENSON YA

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  • Almost American girl : an illustrated memoir
    Staff Pick

    Almost American girl : an illustrated memoir2020

    by Robin Ha , illustrator

    (5,062)

    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: Adult Displays - Near New Arrivals

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  • The loneliness of the long-distance cartoonist

    The loneliness of the long-distance cartoonist2020

    by Adrian Tomine

    (1,626)

    Summary: What happens when a childhood hobby grows into a lifelong career? This book offers an array of unexpected answers. When a sudden medical incident lands Tomine in the emergency room, he begins to...  more »

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    Call #: 741.59 TOM

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  • Year of the rabbit

    Year of the rabbit2020

    by Tian

    (265)

    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 »

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    Call #: 959.6 TIA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Goblin girl

    Goblin girl2020

    by Moa Romanova

    (701)

    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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  • When stars are scattered
    Staff Pick

    When stars are scattered2020

    by Victoria Jamieson , illustrator

    (5,858)

    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

    copies in: 0 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

    (551)

    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 »

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    Call #: 616.8522 KAT

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  • Solutions and other problems

    Solutions and other problems2020

    by Allie Brosh

    (15,941)

    Summary: Includes humorous stories from Allie Brosh's childhood; the adventures of her very bad animals; merciless dissection of her own character flaws; incisive essays on grief, loneliness, and...  more »

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    Call #: 741.59 BRO

    Location: Adult Displays - Near New Arrivals

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

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

    Dancing at the pity party : a dead mom graphic memoir2020

    by Tyler Feder , illustrator

    (2,952)

    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

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Fights : one boy's triumph over violence

    Fights : one boy's triumph over violence2020

    by Joel Christian Gill , artist

    (294)

    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

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Activist : a story of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting

    Activist : a story of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting2019

    by Lauren Hogg

    (89)

    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 »

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    Call #: 371.782 HOG YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Taxi! : stories from the back seat

    Taxi! : stories from the back seat2019

    by Aimee de Jongh

    (195)

    Summary: From one of the brightest new talents in Europe comes this debut autobiographical work, focusing on taxi rides from four cities: Los Angeles, Paris, Jakarta, and Washington, D.C. As the drivers...  more »

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    Call #: 741.59 JON

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Kid gloves : nine months of careful chaos

    Kid gloves : nine months of careful chaos2019

    by Lucy Knisley , artist

    (7,002)

    Summary: If you work hard enough, if you want it enough, if you're smart and talented and "good enough," you can do anything. Except get pregnant. Her whole life, Lucy Knisley wanted to be a mother. But...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B KNISLEY

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  • I was their American dream : a graphic memoir

    I was their American dream : a graphic memoir2019

    by Malaka Gharib , illustrator

    (2,332)

    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

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Commute : an illustrated memoir of female shame

    Commute : an illustrated memoir of female shame2019

    by Erin Williams , artist

    (1,162)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: 362.88 WIL

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Plate tectonics : an illustrated memoir

    Plate tectonics : an illustrated memoir2019

    by Margaux Motin

    (1,180)

    Summary: Life is full of little earthquakes. When the dust settles, how do you rebuild? At age thirty-five Margaux's life is full of upheaval and unexpected twists and turns. She's divorced, raising a child...  more »

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    Call #: 741.59 MOT

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Blank canvas : my so-called artist's journey. Book 2

    Blank canvas : my so-called artist's journey. Book 22019

    by Akiko Higashimura , illustrator

    (347)

    Summary: "A RUDE AWAKENING. Thanks to Hidaka-sensei's intensive training, Akiko manages to get through her art school exams. She's one step closer to seeing her dreams come true...or so she thinks!" -- Provided by publisher

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL BLA

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Blank canvas : my so-called artist's journey. Book 1

    Blank canvas : my so-called artist's journey. Book 12019

    by Akiko Higashimura , artist

    (626)

    Summary: "High schooler Akiko has big plans to become a popular mangaka before she even graduates, but she needs to get much better at drawing if she ever wants to reach her goal. Looking for an easy fix, she...  more »

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    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL BLA

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Blank canvas : my so-called artist's journey. Book 3

    Blank canvas : my so-called artist's journey. Book 32019

    by Akiko Higashimura , artist

    (283)

    Summary: "Akiko has graduated from art school--let the job hunt begin! But finding work is easier said than done. Will she have to return home to Miyazaki empty-handed?" -- Provided by publisher

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    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL BLA

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • No Ivy League

    No Ivy League2019

    by Hazel Newlevant , artist

    (909)

    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 »

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    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL NEW

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Imperfect : a story of body image

    Imperfect : a story of body image2019

    by Dounya Awada

    (105)

    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

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Good talk : a memoir in conversations

    Good talk : a memoir in conversations2019

    by Mira Jacob

    (13,724)

    Summary: Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob's half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about everything. At first they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media...  more »

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    Call #: B JACOB

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  • The Arab of the future. Book 4 : a graphic memoir : a childhood in the Middle East (1987-1992)

    The Arab of the future. Book 4 : a graphic memoir : a childhood in the Middle East (1987-1992)2019

    by Riad Sattouf , artist

    (2,212)

    Summary: In this fourth volume, little Riad has grown into a teenager. In the previous books, his childhood was complicated by the pull of his two cultures -- French and Syrian -- and his parents'...  more »

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    Call #: B SATTOUF

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hot comb

    Hot comb2019

    by Ebony Flowers , illustrator

    (1,075)

    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

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A fire story
    Staff Pick

    A fire story2019

    by Brian Fies , artist

    (1,341)

    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

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Dear Scarlet : the story of my postpartum depression

    Dear Scarlet : the story of my postpartum depression2019

    by Teresa Wong

    (711)

    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

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • In waves

    In waves2019

    by A. J. Dungo , artist

    (1,983)

    Summary: In this visually arresting graphic novel, surfer and illustrator AJ Dungo remembers his late partner, her battle with cancer, and their shared love of surfing that brought them strength throughout...  more »

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    Call #: 797.32 DUN YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Gender queer

    Gender queer2019

    by Maia Kobabe , artist

    (6,172)

    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

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • They called us enemy

    They called us enemy2019

    by George Takei

    (20,358)

    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 »

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    Call #: 940.5317 TAK

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Guts

    Guts2019

    by Raina Telgemeier , illustrator

    (29,343)

    Summary: Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows:...  more »

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    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL TEL

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 3 of 4 details

  • 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

    (545)

    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

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • I moved to Los Angeles to work in animation

    I moved to Los Angeles to work in animation2018

    by Natalie Nourigat , illustrator

    (955)

    Summary: When artist Tally Nourigat left her life in Portland to move to Los Angeles and pursue a job in animation, she realized that despite her research, nothing truly prepared her for the wild world that...  more »

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    Call #: 741.5 NOU

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • 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

    (1,294)

    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

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • My solo exchange diary. Book 1

    My solo exchange diary. Book 12018

    by Kabi Nagata , illustrator

    Series: My Solo Exchange Diary

    (2,124)

    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

  • All the answers
    Staff Pick

    All the answers2018

    by Michael Kupperman

    (1,118)

    Summary: In this moving graphic memoir, Michael Kupperman traces the life of his reclusive father -- the once-world-famous Joel Kupperman, Quiz Kid. That his father is slipping into dementia -- seems to...  more »

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    Call #: 791.44 KUP

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • 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

    (179)

    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

    copies in: 1 of 1 details