Best Teen & Young Adult Biography Comics Books
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1. They Called Us Enemy
Author: by George Takei
Top Shelf Productions
See the Bible in a whole new way. Created by some of DC and Marvel’s best comic book artists, The Epic Bible transports readers through a visual journey of Scripture. From Eden to eternity, this stunning hardcover edition engages even the most reluctant readers with brilliant and dramatic full-color graphic art.
Packed with action and powerfully illustrated The Epic Bible brings a fresh lifelike view of Creation, the story of the Israelites, Jesus’ life on earth, and the early church. Readers of graphic books will love this new vibrant look at God’s Word.
Featuring:169 Bible stories from Genesis to RevelationText adapted from the NLT with clear, easy-to-read dialogueBible verse references at the bottom of each page, to help readers follow alongAccurate and faithful accounts of the biblical timelineBonus Between the Testaments chapter that adds historical context, including the Roman occupation of JerusalemSuitably sophisticated, this new retelling of the biblical story as a graphic novel serves its subject matter and its intended audienceteens and young adultswell, epically!Diane Stortz
3. Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist)
Author: by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
The powerful, unforgettable graphic memoir from Jarrett Krosoczka, about growing up with a drug-addicted mother, a missing father, and two unforgettably opinionated grandparents. In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka’s teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy.
But Jarrett’s family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett’s life. His father is a mystery – Jarrett doesn’t know where to find him, or even what his name is.
Jarrett lives with his grandparents – two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along. Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what’s going on.
Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father. Hey, Kiddo is a profoundly important memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive.
4. Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir
Author: by Robin Ha
Balzer + Bray
Harvey Award Nominee, Best Children or Young Adult Book A powerful and moving teen graphic novel memoir about immigration, belonging, and how arts can save a lifeperfect for fans of American Born Chinese and Hey, Kiddo. For as long as she can remember, it’s been Robin and her mom against the world.
Growing up as the only child of a single mother in Seoul, Korea, wasn’t always easy, but it has bonded them fiercely together. So when a vacation to visit friends in Huntsville, Alabama, unexpectedly becomes a permanent relocationfollowing her mother’s announcement that she’s getting marriedRobin is devastated.
Overnight, her life changes. She is dropped into a new school where she doesn’t understand the language and struggles to keep up. She is completely cut off from her friends in Seoul and has no access to her beloved comics.
At home, she doesn’t fit in with her new stepfamily, and worst of all, she is furious with the one person she is closest toher mother. Then one day Robin’s mother enrolls her in a local comic drawing class, which opens the window to a future Robin could never have imagined.
5. WE HEREBY REFUSE: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration
Author: by Frank Abe
“Deftly upends the compliant narrative with impeccably documented stories of resistance and rebellion … Made urgent yet again, the trio’s courageous refusals to accept the U.S.Their! Government’s heinous miscarriage of justice should irrefutably embolden new generations … Their collective history will resonate with older teens.
Also highly recommended for high-school and college classrooms.” Terry Hong, Booklist It leaves you simultaneously furious, questioning ideas of loyalty and citizenship and deeply moved. May all of us learn, and share, these stories.” Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times Three voices.
Three acts of defiance.One mass injustice. The story of camp as you’ve never seen it before. Japanese Americans complied when evicted from their homes in World War II – but many refused to submit to imprisonment in American concentration camps without a fight.
In this groundbreaking graphic novel, meet JIM AKUTSU, the inspiration for John Okada’s No-No Boy, who refuses to be drafted from the camp at Minidoka when classified as a non-citizen, an enemy alien; HIROSHI KASHIWAGI, who resists government pressure to sign a loyalty oath at Tule Lake, but yields to family pressure to renounce his U.S.
6. Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas
Author: by Jim Ottaviani
Jim Ottaviani returns with an action-packed account of the three greatest primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birut Galdikas. These three ground-breaking researchers were all students of the great Louis Leakey, and each made profound contributions to primatologyand to our own understanding of ourselves.
Tackling Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas in turn, and covering the highlights of their respective careers, Primates is an accessible, entertaining, and informative look at the field of primatology and at the lives of three of the most remarkable women scientists of the twentieth century.
Thanks to the charming and inviting illustrations by Maris Wicks, this is a nonfiction graphic novel with broad appeal.
7. Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
Author: by Don Brown
Sibert Honor Medalist Kirkus’ Best of 2015 list School Library Journal Best of 2015 Publishers Weekly’s Best of 2015 list Horn Book Fanfare Book Booklist Editor’s Choice On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina’s monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana.
Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their lives. The riveting tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courageand also of incompetence, racism, and criminality.
Don Brown’s kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative capture both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history. A portion of the proceeds from this book has been donated to Habitat for Humanity New Orleans.
8. Redbone: The True Story of a Native American Rock Band
Author: by Christian Staebler
Experience the riveting, powerful story of the Native American civil rights movement and the resulting struggle for identity told through the high-flying career of West Coast rock ‘n’ roll pioneers Redbone. You’ve heard the hit song “Come and Get Your Love” in the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, but the story of the band behind it is one of cultural, political, and social importance.
Brothers Pat and Lolly Vegas were talented Native American rock musicians that took the 1960s Sunset Strip by storm. They influenced The Doors and jammed with Jimmy Hendrix before he was “Jimi,” and the idea of a band made up of all Native Americans soon followed.
Determined to control their creative vision and maintain their cultural identity, they eventually signed a deal with Epic Records in 1969. But as the American Indian Movement gained momentum the band took a stand, choosing pride in their ancestry over continued commercial reward.
Created in cooperation of the Vegas family, authors Christian Staebler and Sonia Paoloni with artist Thibault Balahy take painstaking steps to ensure the historical accuracy of this important and often overlooked story of America’s past. Part biography and part research journalism, Redbone tells a vivid story about this neglected chapter of American history.
9. Banned Book Club
Author: by Kim Hyun Sook
Iron Circus Comics
A Junior Library Guild Selection “Highly recommended for readers passionate about activism.” SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, Starred Review “Sure to inspire today’s youthful generation of tenacious changemakers.” BOOKLIST, Starred Review “The messages of hope are universal.” PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Starred Review “A timely read about friendship amid chaos.” NPR “It’s hard to imagine a world where Banned Book Club could be more relevant than it is right now.” A.V.
CLUB When Kim Hyun Sook started college in 1983 she was ready for her world to open up. After acing her exams and sort-of convincing her traditional mother that it was a good idea for a woman to go to college, she looked forward to soaking up the ideas of Western Literature far from the drudgery she was promised at her family’s restaurant.
But literature class would prove to be just the start of a massive turning point, still focused on reading but with life-or-death stakes she never could have imagined. This was during South Korea’s Fifth Republic, a military regime that entrenched its power through censorship, torture, and the murder of protestors.
10. Heartstopper Volume Four
Author: by Alice Oseman
Hodder Children's Books
Soon to be a live-action Netflix series!Boy meets boy. Boys become friends.Boys fall in love. The bestselling LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between: this is the fourth volume of HEARTSTOPPER, for fans of The Art of Being Normal, Holly Bourne and Love, Simon.’Absolutely delightful.
Sweet, romantic, kind.Beautifully paced. I loved this book.’ RAINBOW ROWELL, author of Carry OnCharlie didn’t think Nick could ever like him back, but now they’re officially boyfriends. Charlie’s beginning to feel ready to say those three little words: I love you.
Nick’s been feeling the same, but he’s got a lot on his mind – not least coming out to his dad, and the fact that Charlie might have an eating disorder. As summer turns to autumn and a new school year begins, Charlie and Nick are about to learn a lot about what love means.
By Alice Oseman, winner of the YA Book Prize, Heartstopper is about love, friendship, loyalty and mental illness. It encompasses all the small stories of Nick and Charlie’s lives that together make up something larger, which speaks to all of us.’The queer graphic novel we wished we had at high school.’ Gay TimesThis is the fourth volume of Heartstopper, which is soon to be a live-action Netflix series.
11. Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth (Bilingual) (Spanish Edition)
Author: by Latin American Youth Center Writers
Shout Mouse Press, Inc.
During a time of heated immigration debate and unrest, this book is an opportunity to hear directly from youth who are often in the headlines but whose stories don’t get told in full. Sixteen young people from the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) in Washington, D.C.
Came together to tell their own stories of immigration and transformation in comics form. The result is this side-by-side bilingual collection of graphic memoirs that not only builds connections across language, but also breaks down barriers and expands hope. En tiempos de inquietud y acalorados debates sobre la inmigracin, este libro representa una oportunidad para escuchar directamente a los jvenes quienes suelen ocupar los titulares en la prensa, pero cuyas historias no se alcanzan a narrar por completo.
Diecisis jvenes del Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) en Washington, D.C. Se unieron para contar sus propias historias de inmigracin y de transformacin en formato de cmic. El resultado es esta coleccin de memorias grficas bilinge, que no slo construye conexiones entre los idiomas, sino que tambin elimina barreras y abre un espacio a la esperanza.
12. Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World
Author: by Pénélope Bagieu
2019 Eisner Award Winner for Best U.S. Edition of International MaterialThroughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit. With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pnlope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known.
From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies. This title has Common Core connections.
13. Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty
Author: by G. Neri
Lee & Low Books
Eleven-year old Roger is trying to make sense of his classmate Robert “Yummy” Sandifer’s death, but first he has to make sense of Yummy’s life. Yummy could be as tough as a pit bull sometimes. Other times he was as sweet as the sugary treats he loved to eat.
Was Yummy some sort of monster, or just another kid? As Roger searches for the truth, he finds more and more questions. How did Yummy end up in so much trouble? Did he really kill someone? And why do all the answers seem to lead back to a gang-the same gang to which Roger’s older brother belongs?
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty is a compelling graphic dramatization based on events that occurred in Chicago in 1994. This gritty exploration of youth gang life will force readers to question their own understandings of good and bad, right and wrong.
14. Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir
Author: by Maggie Thrash
A tale of love, heartbreak and surfing from an important new voice in comics. In Waves is Craig Thompson’s Blankets meets William Finnegan’s Barbarian Days. 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 their time together.
With his passion for surfing uniting many narratives, he intertwines his own story with those of some of the great heroes of surf in a rare work of nonfiction that is as moving as it is fascinating.
16. The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures
Author: by Noelle Stevenson
From Noelle Stevenson, the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Nimona, comes a captivating, honest illustrated memoir that finds her turning an important corner in her creative journeyand inviting readers along for the ride. 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.
Whether it’s hearing the wrong name called at her art school graduation ceremony or becoming a National Book Award finalist for her debut graphic novel, Nimona, Noelle captures the little and big moments that make up a real life, with a wit, wisdom, and vulnerability that are all her own.