Graphic Novels

We’ve added a fine new batch of graphic novels/memoirs this year.  Special thanks to Brett and Nance for some great inspiration when planning their Visual Memoir class.  While I’ve linked to print reviews, I thought it’d be more fun to offer video clips for some of these titles:

American Born Chinese, by Gene Yang
Check out the author’s blog and website.

Calling Dr. Laura, by Nichole Georges
Here’s a quick video by the author, who talks about her memoir, and keeping secrets.

The Photographer, by Emmanuel Guibert et al.
This one’s a boundary crosser:  a bit of history, photography, and a true story of Doctors Without Borders at work in Afghanistan.  Check it out:

Are You My Mother?, by Alison Bechdel
Check out a Wall St. Journal interview with Bechdel.  It’s a good one!

The Sign of the Four, by Ian Edginton
A graphic novel adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes story in which the great detective and his sidekick Dr. Watson become caught up in a treasure hunt after agreeing to help a woman learn the identity of her secret admirer.

I am always seeking student reviews and input on graphic novels, so stop by or email me with your recommendations!



An assortment of detective fiction, both new and old. Try and solve the crime before it’s too late. Recommended for long trips and lazy afternoons.

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