Book Trailers: Graphic Novel Edition

Here’s a look at some of the latest graphic novels in the CA Library collection, complete with book trailers! Follow the links to check availability in the CA Library catalog…

Confetti Realms Confetti Realms by Nadia Shammas — On Halloween night, when the moon is full, teenagers get up to mischief. But when an encounter with a giant, sentient puppet in a graveyard sends five teens to a mysterious dimension called the Confetti Realms, they must overcome obstacles in their own friendships — and collect the debted teeth owed to the puppet — in order to make their way home. “A well-illustrated comedic and sometimes eerie tale of friendship, identity, love, grief, and confronting one’s fears” (Kirkus Reviews).

Courage to dream : tales of hope in the Holocaust Courage To Dream: Tales of Hope From The Holocaust by Neal Shusterman & Andrés Vera Martínez — Courage to Dream plunges readers into the Holocaust — one of the greatest atrocities in human history — delving into the core of what it means to face the extinction of everything and everyone you hold dear. “An enlightening read on a perennially important topic” (Booklist).

Girl on fire Girl On Fire by Alicia Keys, cowritten by Andrew Weiner with illustrations by Brittney Williams — The Grammy Award-winning artist presents a new, authentic, honest, coming-of-age novel about finding the strength from within when your whole world changes in an instant. Lolo Wright always thought she was just a regular fourteen-year-old dealing with regular family drama — until her world explodes when a cop pulls a gun on her brother James in a dangerous case of mistaken identities. Staring down the barrel, with no one else to help, Lolo discovers powers she never knew she had. “#BlackGirlMagic meets Miles Morales in this great choice for all graphic novel collections” (School Library Journal).

Pumpkinheads Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks –Working at a pumpkin patch every autumn, two seasonal best friends organize ultimate Halloween plans to celebrate their last working year together. “A fall-tastic good time, brought to you from the best of the YA and graphic literature worlds” (Bustle).

Heartstopper. Volume 1 In this classic video, author and graphic novelist Alice Oseman announces the 2018 Kickstarter campaign for the first volume of Heartstopper, which has since gone on to be a bestselling book series, spawning 4 more volumes, multiple spin-offs and a Netflix series!

Shy and softhearted Charlie Spring sits next to rugby player Nick Nelson in class one morning. A warm and intimate friendship follows, and that soon develops into something more for Charlie, who doesn’t think he has a chance. But Nick is struggling with feelings of his own, and as the two grow closer and take on the ups and downs of high school, they come to understand the surprising and delightful ways in which love works. “Realistic yet uplifting, this tale of self-discovery will make readers’ hearts skip a beat as they root for Charlie and Nick” (School Library Journal).

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