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. 

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Class Act Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062885500
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Quill Tree Books - October 6th, 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.


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Twins: A Graphic Novel Cover Image
By Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338236132
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphix - October 6th, 2020

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.


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Go with the Flow Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781250305725
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: First Second - January 14th, 2020

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


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Dragon Hoops Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781626720794
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - March 17th, 2020

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


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Odessa Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620107898
Availability: Backordered
Published: Oni Press - November 10th, 2020

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


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This Was Our Pact Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781250196958
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - June 11th, 2019

Beautifully illustrated and magically immersive, This Was Our Pact will fulfill your longing for adventure. - Bianca


When Stars Are Scattered Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier Cover Image
By Jim Ottaviani, Maris Wicks (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781626728776
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: First Second - February 4th, 2020

Bug Boys Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781984896766
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Graphic - February 11th, 2020

Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir Cover Image
By Robin Ha, Robin Ha (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062685094
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 28th, 2020