New Kid by Jerry Craft made history by becoming the first graphic novel to recieve the Newbery Medal, picking up the Coretta Scott King Author Award along the way.
One of the readers in our home has been a fan of graphic novels since early on. I never shied away from letting my children read graphic novels, I was never worried about word count. We’ve always focused on a love of reading, and I have found if you let children read what they like instead of replacing it with books you think they should read, you will have a life long reader in your home.
Our library has grown with graphic novels just as they have grown into new boundries in the world of children literature.
Here are a few we love:
Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke
Stargazing by Jen Wang
The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell
The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner
Bera the One-Headed Troll by Eric Orchard
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
Guts by Raina Telgemeier
Estranged by Ethan M. Aldridge
All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson
The City on the Other Side by Mairghread Scott
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Supers by Frédéric Maupomé
And it’s still growing…….