March Book Display – Graphic Novels

darkknightEach month you’ll find a display of books on the New Books shelf beside the Circulation Services Desk. In January, the display was on Martin Luther King, Jr. The February display celebrated President’s Day. This month the topical display is centered on graphic novels.

A graphic novel is a story told in comic-strip format through a combination of images and words. The term ‘graphic novel’ is applied broadly and content may be fiction, nonfiction, or anthologized works.

Many of the graphic novels on display are award winners; the display includes fiction and nonfiction from the main stacks/popular reading, as well as both fiction and nonfiction from the juvenile collection.

Examples on display from the main stacks/popular reading include:

Examples on display from the juvenile collection include:

Also on display are a few books about graphic novels – about writing graphic novels, using graphic novels in the classroom, and graphic novel reader guides for instance.

Examples on display include:

The display is, of course, only a selection of the graphic novels currently part of the Cooper collection, and the library offers online access to related electronic books such as the Critical Survey of Graphic Novels series, as well.

–Maggie Mason Smith

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