Maria Recommends - Spring 2020 High School

This list contains my favourite new graphic novels, fiction and non-fiction for High School. The first part of this list includes some younger graphic novels suitable for gr 7-10. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, check out categories, themes and other lists on our website. Or feel free to email me [email protected]. I’m always happy to help you with collection development! 

Book cover of DAUGHTERS OF YS
DAUGHTERS OF YS
By: mt anderson | Published: May 2020

An Atlantis-like city from Celtic legend is the setting of The Daughters of Ys, a mythical graphic novel fantasy from National Book Award winner M. T....

An Atlantis-like city from Celtic legend is the setting of The Daughters of Ys, a mythical graphic novel fantasy from National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson and artist Jo Rioux. Ys, city of wealth and wonder, has a history of dark secrets. Queen Malgven used magic to raise the great walls that keep Ys safe from the tumultuous sea. But after the queen's inexplicable death, her daughters drift apart. Rozenn, the heir to the throne, spends her time on the moors communing with wild animals, while Dahut, the youngest, enjoys the splendors of royal life and is eager to take part in palace intrigue. When Rozenn and Dahut's bond is irrevocably changed, the fate of Ys is sealed, exposing the monsters that lurk in plain view. M. T. Anderson and Jo Rioux reimagine this classic Breton folktale of love, loss, and rebirth, revealing the secrets that lie beneath the surface.

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    9781626728783
  • Format
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  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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PLAIN JANES
By: cecil castellucci | Published: January 2020

Meet the Plain Janes--artist activists on a mission to wake up their sleepy suburban town. This cult classic graphic novel is perfect for fans of The ...

Meet the Plain Janes--artist activists on a mission to wake up their sleepy suburban town. This cult classic graphic novel is perfect for fans of The LumberJanes and Awkward. When artsy misfit Jane Beckles is forced to leave her beloved city life behind for the boring suburb of Kent Waters, she thinks her life is over. But then she finds where she belongs: at the reject table in the cafeteria, along with fellow misfits Brain Jayne, Theater Jane, and sporty Polly Jane. United by only two things-a shared name and frustration with the adults around them--the girls form a secret club dedicated to fighting suburban apathy with guerrilla works of art scattered around their small town. But for Main Jane, the group is more than simple teenaged rebellion; it's an act of survival. She's determined not to let fear rule her life like it does her parents' and neighbors' lives. Armed with her sketchbook and a mission of resistance, the PLAIN Janes are out to prove that passion, bravery, and a group of great friends can save anyone from the hell that is high school. With each installment printed in its own distinct color, this volume includes the original two stories--The Plain Janes and Janes in Love--plus a never-before-seen third story, Janes Attack Back. The Janes are back, and better than ever.

  • ISBN
    9780316522816
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    Graphic Novel Children's
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GOOD BOYS
By: gmb chomichuk | Published: April 2020

A graphic novel that asks readers to examine their own biases. In a world of Cats and Dogs, which would you be? When some Cats at school bully the ...

A graphic novel that asks readers to examine their own biases. In a world of Cats and Dogs, which would you be? When some Cats at school bully the Dogs, Oliver doesn't say anything; he doesn't want to get bullied too. But as the new president drags the country into a civil war, the bullying doesn't stop at the school yard gate. Soon, the city is out of control: signs and protests, fights and rallies rattle the city. Then Oliver's classmates, mostly Dogs, disappear from school, and they don't come back. It's almost too late when Oliver's parents realize they must get out of the City. When the fighting breaks out, Mom and Dad's old military unit, the Good Boys, must fight their way clear of a regime that wants to put half its population on a leash. In Good Boys, author, artist, and educator GMB Chomichuk asks readers to examine their own biases. Where is bias learned? What are the consequences when bias goes unchecked? Using Cats and Dogs as an analogy, this stunning graphic novel presents a nonthreatening platform to discuss the difficult subject of bias with your students.

Theme: Bullying Issues, Character Education, Also Appropriate for High School

  • ISBN
    9781553797524
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    Paperback Canadian
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    Graphic Novel Children's
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BOY WHO BECAME A DRAGON
By: jim dibartolo | Published: February 2020

The astonishing story of martial arts legend Bruce Lee . . . told in spectacular graphic form. Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940 - in both the ...

The astonishing story of martial arts legend Bruce Lee . . . told in spectacular graphic form. Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940 - in both the hour and the year of the dragon. Almost immediately, he was plunged into conflict: as a child in Hong Kong as it was invaded and occupied by the Japanese; as the object of discrimination and bullying; and as a teenager grappling against the influence of gangs. As the world knows, Lee found his salvation and calling through kung fu - first as a student, then as a teacher, and finally as a global star. The Boy Who Became a Dragon tells his story in brilliant comic form.

Theme: Biography

  • ISBN
    9781338134117
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  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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BOY WHO BECAME A DRAGON
By: jim dibartolo | Published: February 2020

The astonishing story of martial arts legend Bruce Lee . . . told in spectacular graphic form. Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940 - in both the ...

The astonishing story of martial arts legend Bruce Lee . . . told in spectacular graphic form. Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940 - in both the hour and the year of the dragon. Almost immediately, he was plunged into conflict: as a child in Hong Kong as it was invaded and occupied by the Japanese; as the object of discrimination and bullying; and as a teenager grappling against the influence of gangs. As the world knows, Lee found his salvation and calling through kung fu - first as a student, then as a teacher, and finally as a global star. The Boy Who Became a Dragon tells his story in brilliant comic form.

Theme: Biography

  • ISBN
    9781338134124
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  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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I SURVIVED GN 01 SINKING OF THE TITANIC
By: gervasioandjok | Published: February 2020

A thrilling graphic novel adaptation of Lauren Tarshis's bestselling I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912! Ten-year-old George Calder can't wa...

A thrilling graphic novel adaptation of Lauren Tarshis's bestselling I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912! Ten-year-old George Calder can't wait to explore every inch of the Titanic, even if his little sister, Phoebe, has to tag along. But when George sneaks away without her and ventures into the first class baggage room, a terrible boom shakes the entire boat. Suddenly, water is everywhere, and George's life changes forever... Lauren Tarshis's New York Times bestselling I Survived series takes on vivid new life in full-color graphic novel editions. Perfect for readers who prefer the graphic novel format, or for existing fans of the I Survived chapter book series, these graphic novels combine historical facts with high-action storytelling that's sure to keep any reader turning the pages.

Theme: Survival

  • ISBN
    9781338120912
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I SURVIVED GN 01 SINKING OF THE TITANIC
By: gervasioandjok | Published: February 2020

A thrilling graphic novel adaptation of Lauren Tarshis's bestselling I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912! Ten-year-old George Calder can't wa...

A thrilling graphic novel adaptation of Lauren Tarshis's bestselling I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912! Ten-year-old George Calder can't wait to explore every inch of the Titanic, even if his little sister, Phoebe, has to tag along. But when George sneaks away without her and ventures into the first class baggage room, a terrible boom shakes the entire boat. Suddenly, water is everywhere, and George's life changes forever... Lauren Tarshis's New York Times bestselling I Survived series takes on vivid new life in full-color graphic novel editions. Perfect for readers who prefer the graphic novel format, or for existing fans of the I Survived chapter book series, these graphic novels combine historical facts with high-action storytelling that's sure to keep any reader turning the pages.

Theme: Survival

  • ISBN
    9781338120929
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    Graphic Novel Children's
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ACCURSED INHERITANCE OF HENRIETTA AC
By: haiko horing | Published: April 2020

The life of Henrietta Achilles is about to change. After years of living as an orphan, she receives a summons to the strange town of Malrenard. To her...

The life of Henrietta Achilles is about to change. After years of living as an orphan, she receives a summons to the strange town of Malrenard. To her surprise, she's the only living relative of Ornun Zol--a notorious wizard, now deceased, who leaves Henrietta with his house and everything in it. With Ornun Zol gone, escaped creatures and misfired curses have been spilling out into Malrenard. If that's not enough, Henrietta will discover countless squabbling squatters inside her uncle's abode: soldiers, bandits, tiny monsters, and more. Then there's the matter of the strange black cat following Henrietta around . . .

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    9781541586925
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THEY CHANGED THE WORLD COPERNICUS BRUNO
By: rik hoskin | Published: March 2020

In the 15th Century, most astronomers agreed that the Earth was the centre of the universe. This idea dated back to the Greek astronomer Ptolomy, who ...

In the 15th Century, most astronomers agreed that the Earth was the centre of the universe. This idea dated back to the Greek astronomer Ptolomy, who stated that the Earth was motionless, and that all other heavenly bodies moved in complicated patterns around the Earth. This view became the accepted view of the Catholic Church, an institution so powerful that few would dare to question it. Until Copernicus and Galileo...

Theme: Biography

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    9789381182963
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MYTHICS 02
By: philippe ogaki | Published: July 2020

Earth is in peril as ancient evil, thought banished to Mars ages ago, has resurfaced all over the world. Now, six teenagers from around the globe are ...

Earth is in peril as ancient evil, thought banished to Mars ages ago, has resurfaced all over the world. Now, six teenagers from around the globe are being recruited and gifted with extraordinary powers and sacred weapons to stop this plague of evil. See how 13 year-old Miguel of Mexico, 16 year-old Neo of Greece, and 12 year-old Parvati of India, are approached by strange magical creatures who slowly reveal that they must leave their everyday lives and assume the roles they were born for: heroes of mythic proportions set to save the world and rid it from evil! They also encounter the very gods that they must oppose--if they survive.

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    9781545804858
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MYTHICS 01 HEROES REBORN
By: philippe ogaki | Published: March 2020

In the ancient times of Gods and heroes, evil attempted to seize the world disguising themselves as six different gods. While they were spreading all ...

In the ancient times of Gods and heroes, evil attempted to seize the world disguising themselves as six different gods. While they were spreading all their power of destruction, six heroes, each with extraordinary powers and brandishing sacred weapons, rose against these incarnations of evil. The evil was defeated and sealed in a secret place within the red desert on the planet Mars ...Today, enter six young heirs: Yuko of Japan, Parvati of India, Amir of Egypt, Abigail of Germany, Miguel of Mexico, and Neo of Greece suddenly pulled from their everyday lives. About to face the greatest threat that the contemporary world has ever known, in a flash, they get to discover just how worthy successors they may be of the ancient heroes.

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    9781545804346
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Book cover of MONTAGUE TWINS WITCH'S HAND 01
MONTAGUE TWINS WITCH'S HAND 01
By: nathan page | Published: July 2020

Orphaned teens Pete and Al Montague and their adopted sister, Charlie, already known for solving mysteries in their small New England town, begin stud...

Orphaned teens Pete and Al Montague and their adopted sister, Charlie, already known for solving mysteries in their small New England town, begin studying magic as they investigate a disappearance connected to a seventeenth-century witch.

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    9780525646761
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MONTAGUE TWINS WITCH'S HAND 01
By: nathan page | Published: July 2020

Orphaned teens Pete and Al Montague and their adopted sister, Charlie, already known for solving mysteries in their small New England town, begin stud...

Orphaned teens Pete and Al Montague and their adopted sister, Charlie, already known for solving mysteries in their small New England town, begin studying magic as they investigate a disappearance connected to a seventeenth-century witch.

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    9780525646778
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RED ZONE
By: silvia vecchini | Published: September 2019

An Italian town deals with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake Matteo, Guilia, and Federico have ordinary lives: they spend time with friends, ...

An Italian town deals with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake Matteo, Guilia, and Federico have ordinary lives: they spend time with friends, help out their families, go to school, and deal with the many mood swings that come with growing up. Then, in a single night, everything changes. The ground shakes. An earthquake devastates their town and their security. But after everything is gone, life must go on. Anger and fear affect everyone in the community, but each of them must find a way to begin again. In the aftermath, the roots for stronger friendships can be laid amid the rubble. This graphic novel provides a look at how natural disaster can strike and forever change a community.

Theme: Also Appropriate for High School, Natural Disasters

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    9781419733680
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SCARE ME
By: k.r. alexander | Published: July 2020

A haunted house has come to life in this spine-tingling novel from the author of The Collector They've lost control of the haunted house. Every year, ...

A haunted house has come to life in this spine-tingling novel from the author of The Collector They've lost control of the haunted house. Every year, the town of Happy Hills holds its haunted house contest. In a spooky old manor, teams of kids come up with new ways to frighten people. The scariest team wins. But this year, all the teams are going to lose. Because this year the house itself has awakened . . . and it won't be happy until it's devoured all the people inside. What started out as a game has turned into something much more deadly. Is there any way out?

Theme: Horror

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    9781338338812
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  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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