Book Review: Diverse Graphic Novels

by Y .Sone
March 21, 2017

Graphic Novels: Portals to the Fantastical and Otherworldly

Graphic novels attract much attention these days, increasingly on the radars of librarians, educators, and parents.  Once dismissed alongside comic books, this all-important form of storytelling now surges in popularity.  John Lewis’ March : Book Three, a trilogy about the Civil Rights Movement, recently swept the American Library Association Awards, including the Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature,  a distinction shared only by one other graphic novel.  Graphic novels detailing historic events will always be of value, but other genres are of equal importance.  The genre has more inclusive titles now than ever before, but diverse fantasy graphic novels still comprise a small fraction of those texts.  Read more here..