Auckland Libraries: The top 10 graphics for all ages

The top 10 graphics for all ages

​Our selection of the top 10 graphics for all ages, curated by our librarians for the Auckland Libraries Top 100 list.

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Selina Tusitala Marsh

Book

Poet laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh is invited to perform for the Queen in London. When someone at work calls her a 'sellout', Selina starts doubting herself. Can she stand with her people who struggled against the Queen, and also serve the Queen?

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A map to the sun

Sloane Leong

Graphic novel

Ren meets Luna at a beachside basketball court and a friendship is born. But when Luna moves to back to Oahu, Ren's messages to her friend go unanswered. When Luna returns, hoping to rekindle their friendship, Ren is hesitant. Is it too late?

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Dancing at the pity party

Tyler Feder

Graphic novel

Tyler Feder shares the story of her mother's first oncology appointment and takes us right through to when she has to face the reality of becoming a motherless daughter. This graphic memoir is frank, poignant and refreshingly funny.

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The Inkberg Enigma

Jonathan King

Graphic novel

Miro and Zia live in Aurora, a fishing town nestled in the shadow of an ancient castle. Miro lives in his books and Zia is never without her camera. When they discover that something has a powerful hold over the town, they decide to find out more.

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Dragon hoops

Gene Luen Yang

Book

Gene understands stories - comic book stories. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins. But Gene doesn't get sports. He lost interest in basketball long ago, but at the high school where he now teaches, it's all anyone can talk about.

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The fire never goes out

Noelle Stevenson

Graphic novel

In a collection of personal 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. A captivating and honest illustrated memoir.

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Portrait of a drunk

Olivier Schrauwen

Graphic novel

Guy is an ordinary crew member, but he is lazy, cowardly, a drunkard, and a thief. His story is told in two allegorical parts: 'The Blowout' and 'The Hangover.' Both are great tales of the sea - bright colours, grand battles and gallows humour.

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Almost American girl

Robin Ha

Graphic novel

A powerful and moving teen graphic novel memoir about immigration, belonging, and how arts can save a life. Growing up in Seoul, Korea, wasn't always easy for Robin, but moving to America is devastating. Life changes overnight, and not in a good way.

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Class act

Jerry Craft

Graphic novel

Drew Ellis knows that he doesn't have the same opportunities as his privileged classmates at the Riverdale Academy, no matter how hard he works. He knows that his friend Liam is one of the privileged kids so he attempts to end their cool friendship.

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Slaughterhouse-five

Ryan North

Graphic novel

The first-ever graphic novel adaptation of Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, one of the world's great antiwar books. A farcical look at the horror and tragedy of war and a moving examination of what it means to be a fallible human.

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