Hicklebee's Recommends... Graphic Novels
Although some of these are backordered, we know they will come back in print soon enough. These are some of our favorite Graphic Novels from 2020.
New Kid was the first graphic novel to win the Newbery Medal. It is now joined by Craft’s Class Act which picks up with another year at Riverdale Academy Day School where 8th grader Jordon’s friend Drew Ellis takes center stage as one of the few kids of color in a prestigious private school. Here you’ll find issues with race, class, identity, friendship and bullying along with a good dose of humor.
Maureen and Francine Carter are twins and best friends. They participate in the same clubs, enjoy the same foods, and are partners on all their school projects. But just before the girls start sixth grade, Francine becomes Fran -- a girl who wants to join the chorus, run for class president, and dress in fashionable outfits that set her apart from Maureen. They are growing apart and frustrated Maureen decides to take action by running against her for student council president. A story of identity, family, and friendship, perfect for those heading from elementary to middle school. This is bound to be a popular choice for fans of Telgemeier and Craft.
Go With The Flow is a must-have book for anyone entering puberty, teaching young girls not to fear their own bodies, and educating boys on how to support their female friends! - Carter
This semi-autobiographical graphic novel approaches many issues of intersectionality on the modern basketball court. Reading dragon hoops is the closest I’ve felt to a live sporting event in a long time. - Bianca
This family adventure starts in the Bay Area about a decade after a huge earthquake devastates the nation and changed life as they knew it. The dystopian setting is warmed by the story of three loveable siblings navigating the cruel new world together in search of their mother. - Sarah
Beautifully illustrated and magically immersive, This Was Our Pact will fulfill your longing for adventure. - Bianca