In case you need an excuse to read more graphic novels, July is National Graphic Novels in Libraries month! With thrilling sci-fi and fantasy, action-packed manga and hero-led humor, graphic novels are sure to captivate readers of all ages. Whether you're a graphic novels connoisseur, or just getting started, the library has great material waiting for you to check out. You can access tons of graphic novels on Hoopla when you create a free account using your Jacksonville Public Library card!
#Awesome Graphic Novels for Youth
Graphic novels are a great way to get reluctant readers to open a book. We've pulled together an awesome list of kid-focused graphic novels that will encourage young readers to dive in and get lost in a fictional world.
#Awesome Graphic Novels for Adults
Whether you want some good ole sci-fi or something a little closer to home that speaks to social issues today, pour over the pages of one of these graphic novels. See through the eyes of an interracial family as they struggle with American identity or view the complexities of childbirth from a new perspective.
July 2019 marked the very first Graphic Novels in Libraries Month and last year we teamed up with Shawn Norton. Shawn Norton as a Librarian, manager of the Bill Brinton Murray Hill Branch Library and a graphic novels enthusiast. He chatted with us about his personal graphic novel recommendations, as well as the literary merits of comics and graphic novels in Episode 5 of our Completely Booked Podcast. If you are interested in learning more, you can find that post from 2019 here.