December 12th, 2020
Mariella · Staff Recommendations
One of my favorite hobbies is reading graphic novels with my sons. We are BIG fans of graphic novels and Manga art. Through the art of drawings and colors, we dive into each character’s world. Here are some of my favorite graphic novels for you to read:
In this moving memoir, When Stars Are Scattered, we travel to Africa to learn about two Somali refugees who struggle day-to-day living in a United Nations refugee camp in Kenya. Omar and Hassan fulfilled their dreams through perseverance.
Do you like being an activist? In Act, you can learn that, like the main character, Olive, you have the power to make the change you want.
In Almost American Girl, a memoir by Robin Ha, the reader discovers how the author forgave her mother for taking her from South Korea to the United States and how art saved her life.
Last but not least, in the remarkable memoir They Called Us Enemy, George Takei, a renowned actor from Star Trek, describes his past as a survivor in a Japanese internment camp during World War II.
Despite all the challenges that 2020 has brought us, these graphic novels teach us the important values of love, family, compassion, forgiveness, acceptance, friendship, perseverance, and having the power to make a change.
These and many more themes can be found in these graphic novels. Do you want to find out how Omar and Hassan achieved their dreams? Or how Olive changed the school rules? How did Robin Ha adjust to a new country? What was it like for George Takei to grow up in turbulent times in the U.S.? Check out these materials to find out how these stories end! Use our online catalog to reserve your copy today!
Enjoy the reading and maybe you can even try to draw your favorite character! Happy reading! ~ Mariella