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Reading Recommendations: Graphic Novels

This guide provides the resources to assist you in locating what to read next. Browse the resources below or check with the Reference Librarian at your Delaware Public Library for Reader's Advisory assistance.

A graphic novel is a narrative work of fiction or non-fiction in which the story is conveyed to the reader using images arranged in sequential form such as the traditional comic form. Integrated or incidental text may be incorporated in the work, but a graphic novel is, by definition, a visual work rather than an illustrated text-driven novel. (Pa Center for the Book)

Top 10 Graphic Novels - 2021

Memoir in an impressive array of styles makes up the bulk of this year’s top 10 graphic novels published for adults, reviewed in Booklist between July, 2020, and June, 2021, but you’ll find plenty of sharp fiction, expansive nonfiction, and one superb adaptation of a beloved classic, as well.  

2021 Eisner Awards

Awarded July 23, 2021

2021 Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year

Sponsored by Penn State's University Libraries and administered by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress, the Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize is presented annually to the best graphic novel, fiction or non-fiction, published in the previous calendar year by a living U.S. or Canadian citizen or resident. April 2021.

2020 Harvey Awards

October 5, 2020