15 Diverse Middle-Grade and Young Adult Graphic Novels #GNCelebration


I’m joining A Year of Reading, Kid Lit Frenzy, Assessment in Perspective, and other bloggers in a monthlong celebration of what is possibly my favorite format, graphic novels. Every Thursday throughout the month of October, bloggers throughout the kidlitosphere will celebrate graphic novels. To learn more about this event, check out the Top 10 Reasons to Join Us in Our October Graphic Novel Celebration and visit the Google Community.

This week, I’m highlighting some of my favorite middle-grade and young adult graphic novels that feature diverse characters.


Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri and Randy DuBurke


Trickster, a collection of Native American trickster tales written by Native storytellers and illustrated by a variety of artists


Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

march book one

March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

shadow hero

The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew

little robot

Little Robot by Ben Hatke


Drama by Raina Telgemeier

american born chinese

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

el deafo

El Deafo by Cece Bell


The Silence of Our Friends by Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, and Nate Powell


Akissi by Marguerite Abouet

ms marvel

Ms Marvel by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona


Princeless by Jeremy Whitley and M. Goodwin

emiko superstar

Emiko Superstar by Mariko Tamaki


Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi




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2 responses to “15 Diverse Middle-Grade and Young Adult Graphic Novels #GNCelebration”

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