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Book List: Middle School Graphic Novels

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A wrinkle in time / Madeleine L'Engle adapted and illustrated by Hope Larson

A wrinkle in time / Madeleine L'Engle adapted and illustrated by Hope Larson

A graphic novel adaptation of the classic tale in which Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.
Nova. 1, Origin / writer, Jeph Loeb pencils, Ed McGuinness

Nova. 1, Origin / writer, Jeph Loeb pencils, Ed McGuinness

The new Human Rocket roars into action! Sam Alexander is a kid bound by the gravity of a small town - and a father whose ridiculous, drunken fairy tales about a "Nova Corps" were just another heavy burden. But lucky for Sam, gravity soon won't even matter - and those troubles will be a billion miles away. It's a boy, a helmet and an intergalactic legacy! As Sam trains with the Guardians of Galaxy's Gamora and Rocket Raccoon, the helmet leads Nova into intergalactic conflict that will affect the entire Marvel Universe!
Nimona / Noelle Stevenson

Nimona / Noelle Stevenson

Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.
Amulet. Book one, The stonekeeper / Kazu Kibuishi

Amulet. Book one, The stonekeeper / Kazu Kibuishi

After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids' mom through a door in the basement. Emily and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals. Eventually, they enlist the help of a small mechanical rabbit named Miskit. Together with Miskit, they face the most terrifying monster of all, and Emily finally has the chance to save someone she loves.
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur : BFF / Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder, writers Natacha Bustos, artist Tamra Bonvillain, color artist VC's Travis Lanham

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur : BFF / Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder, writers Natacha Bustos, artist Tamra Bonvillain, color artist VC's Travis Lanham

Lunella Lafayette is an inhuman preteen genius who wants to change the world! THAT JOB would be a lot easier if she wasn't living in mortal fear of her latent inhuman gene. There's no telling what she'll turn into -- but Luna's got a plan. All she needs is an Omni-Wave Projector. Easy, right? That is, until a red-scaled beast is teleported from the prehistoric past to a far-flung future we call...today! Together they're the most Marvelous Team-Up of all -- the Inhuman Moon Girl and time-tossed Devil Dinosaur! But will they be BFFs forever, or just until DD's dinner time? And Lunella soon learns that there are other problems with having a titanic T. Rex as a pet in the modern-day Marvel Universe. School, for one. Monster hunters are another -- especially when they're the Totally Awesome Hulk! Then there's the fact that everyone's favorite dino didn't journey through time alone. Beware the prehistoric savages known as the Killer-Folk -- New York City's deadliest tourists! Can Lunella handle all this turmoil...and keep herself from transforming into an inhuman monster?
5 worlds. Book 1, The sand warrior / Mark Siegel and Alexis Siegel [illustrated by] Xanthe Boume, Matt Rockefeller, and Boya Sun

5 worlds. Book 1, The sand warrior / Mark Siegel and Alexis Siegel [illustrated by] Xanthe Boume, Matt Rockefeller, and Boya Sun

A story that explores new worlds packed with amazing adventures; ancient mysteries; the unlikely bond of a clumsy dancer, a boy from the poorest slums, and a superstar athlete--and their quest to save one small, distant galaxy from the forces of evil.
Bone : out from Boneville / by Jeff Smith with color by Steve Hamaker

Bone : out from Boneville / by Jeff Smith with color by Steve Hamaker

When Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone are run out of Boneville, they become separated in a forested valley. There they begin an adventure of a lifetime.
One trick pony / Nathan Hale

One trick pony / Nathan Hale

In a future where alien beings consume technology as a few humans try to preserve it, Strata, her brother, and a friend are separated from their caravan and, with a wonderful robotic horse, must fight their way back.
Stephen McCranie's Space Boy. Volume 1 / written and illustrated by Stephen McCranie

Stephen McCranie's Space Boy. Volume 1 / written and illustrated by Stephen McCranie

Amy lives on a colony in deep space, but when her father loses his job the family moves back to Earth, where she has to adapt to heavier gravity, a new school, and a strange boy with no flavor.
The last kids on Earth / Max Brallier & Douglas Holgate

The last kids on Earth / Max Brallier & Douglas Holgate

After a monster apocalypse hits town, average thirteen-year-old Jack Sullivan builds a team of friends to help slay the eerily intelligent monster known as Blarg.
Teen Titans. Vol. 1, Full throttle / writer, Adam Glass artists, Bernard Chang, Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques, Scott Hanna colorists, Marcelo Maiolo, Sunny Gho, Hi-Fi letterers, Rob Leigh, Deron Bennett collection cover artists, Bernard Chang and Wil Quintana

Teen Titans. Vol. 1, Full throttle / writer, Adam Glass artists, Bernard Chang, Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques, Scott Hanna colorists, Marcelo Maiolo, Sunny Gho, Hi-Fi letterers, Rob Leigh, Deron Bennett collection cover artists, Bernard Chang and Wil Quintana

Batman has no idea what he's doing. Superman? Not a clue. Wonder Woman? Whatever. Damian Wayne is Robin, and he's done with the bleeding-heart approach favored by the heroes of the senior circuit. With an all-new team behind him, Robin is building something in secret deep beneath the new Teen Titans HQ. Secret from his teammates, secret from even Batman. It's a secret that will change the way you look at Robin forever! Tag along with your favorite Teen Titans as they discover a new beginning without the boundaries of their superiors. Introducing brand-new characters like Crush, (Lobo's illegitimate daughter); Roundhouse, a shape-shifting superhero noob and Djinn, an 8,000-year-old genie who's just been let out of her bottle after a long imprisonment.
Miles Morales. Volume 1, Straight out of Brooklyn / Saladin Ahmed, writer Javier Garrón, artist David Curiel, color artist VC's Cory Petit, letterer

Miles Morales. Volume 1, Straight out of Brooklyn / Saladin Ahmed, writer Javier Garrón, artist David Curiel, color artist VC's Cory Petit, letterer

Miles Morales swings back into the spotlight! Balancing a normal life, school, friends, family and super-heroing has never been easy for Miles, but when the rampaging Rhino and a cadre of mysterious criminals start plaguing Brooklyn, things take a dark turn for the young Spider-Man! And Miles doesn't even know the half of it yet. What mystery lurks under the surface of this newest villainous uprising? Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT) and Young Gun Javier Garrón (ANT-MAN & THE WASP) bring you the latest and greatest adventures of the coolest character in the Marvel Universe!
Stargazing / Jen Wang color by Lark Pien

Stargazing / Jen Wang color by Lark Pien

Growing up in the same Chinese-American suburb, perfectionist Christine and artistic, confident, impulsive Moon become unlikely best friends, whose friendship is tested by jealousy, social expectations, and illness.
Lily the thief / Janne Kukkonen color by Kevin Bazot

Lily the thief / Janne Kukkonen color by Kevin Bazot

It might be a man's world, but one young thief wants to change that. Lily, a small, parentless girl with choppy dark hair is an extremely talented thief who bounds about her seemingly medieval village, picking pockets with panache. She works with elderly, gray-bearded Seamus, who treats her kindly, serving as her parental figure.
Minecraft. Wither without you / by Kristen Gudsnuk

Minecraft. Wither without you / by Kristen Gudsnuk

Cahira and Orion are twin monster hunters who go on a mission to get their mentor back, and meet Atria, a girl cursed as a monster lure, whom they convince to join their rescue mission to use her monster-attracting abilities to find the enchanted wither.
Act / by Kayla Miller

Act / by Kayla Miller

Olive is excited to start sixth grade: new teachers, new experiences, and a field trip to the big city with her best buds! But when Olive finds out that a school policy is keeping some kids from going on the trip, she decides to act. She's prepared to do whatever it takes to be heard--even if it means running against Trent and Sawyer, two of her closest friends, in the student council election! With intense campaign competition and emotions running high, can Olive make a big change and keep her friends? Kayla Miller crafts a genuine and inspiring story about evolving friendships, supportive family, and finding out that you--yes, you--have the power to make a difference.
Sheets / Brenna Thummler

Sheets / Brenna Thummler

Marjorie Glatt feels like a ghost. A practical thirteen-year-old in charge of the family laundry business, her daily routine features unforgiving customers, unbearable P.E. classes, and the fastidious Mr. Saubertuck who is committed to destroying everything she's worked for.
When stars are scattered / Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed color by Iman Geddy

When stars are scattered / Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed color by Iman Geddy

Omar and his younger brother Hassan live in a refugee camp, and when an opportunity for Omar to get an education comes along, he must decide between going to school every day or caring for his nonverbal brother in this intimate and touching portrayal of family and daily life in a refugee camp.
Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy : a graphic novel / story by Rey Terciero pencils by Bre Indigo

Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy : a graphic novel / story by Rey Terciero pencils by Bre Indigo

Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are having a really tough year: Not only is their father overseas with the military and their mother working overtime to make ends meet, but each girl is struggling with her own unique problems. Whether it's school woes, health issues, boy troubles or simply feeling lost, the March sisters all need the same thing: support from each other. By coming together -- and sharing lots of laughs and tears -- these four young women find the courage to discover who they truly are as individuals... and as a family.
Piece by piece : the story of Nisrin's hijab / Priya Huq

Piece by piece : the story of Nisrin's hijab / Priya Huq

Nisrin is a 13-year-old Bangladeshi-American girl living in Milwaukie, Oregon, in 2002. As she nears the end of eighth grade, she gives a presentation for World Culture Day about Bangladesh while wearing a traditional cultural dress. On her way home, she is the victim of a hate crime when a man violently attacks her for wearing a headscarf. Deeply traumatized by the experience, Nisrin spends the summer depressed and isolated. Other than weekly therapy, Nisrin doesn't leave the house until fall arrives and it's time for her to start freshman year at a new school. The night before class starts, Nisrin makes a decision. She tells her family she's going to start wearing hijab, much to their dismay. Her mother and grandparent's shocked and angry reactions confuse her--but they only strengthen her resolve. This choice puts Nisrin on a path to not only discover more about Islam, but also her family's complicated relationship with the religion, and the reasons they left Bangladesh in the first place. On top of everything else, she's struggling to fit in at school--her hijab makes her a target for students and faculty alike. But with the help from old friends and new, Nisrin is starting to figure out what really makes her happy.
Ghosts / Raina Telgemeier with color by Braden Lamb

Ghosts / Raina Telgemeier with color by Braden Lamb

Catrina and her family have moved to the coast of Northern California for the sake of her little sister, Maya, who has cystic fibrosis--and Cat is even less happy about the move when she is told that her new town is inhabited by ghosts, and Maya sets her heart on meeting one.
Anne of West Philly : a modern graphic retelling of Anne of Green Gables / by Ivy Noelle Weir illustrated by Myisha Haynes

Anne of West Philly : a modern graphic retelling of Anne of Green Gables / by Ivy Noelle Weir illustrated by Myisha Haynes

In this modern retelling, Anne is fostered into the West Philly home of siblings Marilla and Matthew, and while she initially has a hard time at school, she ends up joining the robotics team and competes for a spot in an elite STEM program.
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