Auckland Libraries: Top 10 graphics

Top 10 graphics

Try out these top graphics, curated by our librarians for the 2021 Auckland Libraries Top 100.

Djeliya

Juni (Graphic novel author) Ba

Graphic novel

Inspired by West African folklore, Djeliya follows the adventures of Mansour Keita, last prince of a dying kingdom and his loyal Djeli as they journey to meet the wizard who destroyed their world and withdrew into his tower, never to be seen again.

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The lost soul

Olga Tokarczuk

Graphic novel

The Lost Soul is a deeply moving reflection on our capacity to live in peace with ourselves, to remain patient, attentive to the world.

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The secret to superhuman strength

Alison Bechdel

Graphic novel

In her third graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel has written a deeply layered, personal story about selfhood, self-sabotage, mortality, addiction, bliss, wonder, and the concerns of a generation.

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The girl from the sea

Molly Ostertag

Graphic novel

Morgan has a secret: She can't wait to escape the perfect little island where she lives. She's desperate to finish high school and escape her family and friends. Then one night, Morgan is saved from drowning by a mysterious girl named Keltie.

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And now I spill the family secrets

Margaret (Illustrator) Kimball

Graphic novel

A beautifully illustrated memoir and empathetic investigation into a family's history with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and one woman's quest to find healing among what remains.

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Barbalien

Tate Brombal

Graphic novel

Mark Markz has found his place on Earth as a decorated police officer and as the superhero, Barbalien. But hatred from all sides makes balancing these identities seem impossible--especially when an enemy from the past hunts him down.

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Turtle in paradise

Jennifer L. Holm

Graphic novel

In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.

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Truly Tyler

Terri Libenson

Graphic novel

A story about being your truest self--and trusting your truest friends. Cliques. Crushes. Comics. Middle school.

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Fat

Regina Hofer

Graphic novel

A narrative of a young woman coming of age while struggling with an eating disorder and family dysfunction. Documents the author's battle with body dysmorphic disorder, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia, which plagued her since childhood.

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COVID chronicles

Graphic novel

A collection of short comics about the COVID-19 pandemic. Diverse artists address disruptions in work, school, and family life as well as failures in public policy, racial biases, and systemic inequalities revealed by the pandemic.

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