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Summer Reading 2021: Graphic Novels & Graphic Nonfiction

Summer reading information and booklists for WSA students in grades 6-12 in Fall, 2021.

Recommended Reads

Car salesman comic - Britannica ImageQuestRecommended reads on this page include graphic novels that explore folklore, fantasy, science fiction, and contemporary stories. There are also examples of graphic nonfiction: memoirs and narratives that examine important social issues. Genre information can be found at the end of each book description.

Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight for Their Rights, by Mikki Kendall; illustrated by A. D'Amico

Be More Chill: The Graphic Novel, by Ned Vizzini; adapted by David Levithan; art by Nick Bertozzi

Dragon Hoops, by Gene Luen Yang

Flamer, by Mike Curato

The Girl from the Sea, by Molly Knox Ostertag

Go with the Flow, by Karen Schneemann and Lily Williams

A House Without Windows, by Marc Ellison; illustrated by Didier Kassaï,

I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir, by Malaka Gharib

Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel, by Jason Reynolds, illustrated by Danica Novgorodoff

The Magic Fish, by Trung Le Nguyen

A Map to the Sun, by Sloane Leong

My Last Summer With Cass, by Mark Crilley

Nubia: Real One, by L. L. McKinney; illustrated by Robyn Smith

On a Sunbeam, by Tillie Walden

The Plain Janes, by Cecil Castellucci, illustrated by Jim Rugg

Pumpkinheads, by Rainbow Rowell; illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks

Save It for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest, by Nate Powell

Speak: The Graphic Novel, by Laurie Halse Anderson; illustrated by Emily Carroll

This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki; illustrated by Jillian Tamaki


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