Graphic novels are great to read digitally. If you are reading on a tablet or smartphone, you can zoom in on individual panels and take a closer look at the artwork than you would be able to with a physical copy. Not to mention, the combination of art and text allows a different reading experience than novels alone. We are currently building up our digital collection of graphic novel titles through Overdrive and hoopla, and some titles are available through both services! So here are 3 graphic novels available through Overdrive and hoopla with your Marblehead library card.
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*All descriptions are for the first book in the trilogy and from the publisher.
Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, and Brooklyn Allen
At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams! Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here.
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker
George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father’s—and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In a stunning graphic memoir, Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of over 100,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon—and America itself—in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.
Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo
When a tragic accident takes the life of seventeen-year-old Raven Roth’s foster mom—and Raven’s memory—she moves to New Orleans to live with her foster mother’s family and finish her senior year of high school.
Starting over isn’t easy. Raven remembers how to solve math equations and make pasta, but she can’t remember her favorite song or who she was before the accident. When strange things start happening—impossible things—Raven starts to think it might be better not to know who she was in her previous life.
But as she grows closer to her foster sister, Max, her new friends, and Tommy Torres, a guy who accepts her for who she is now, Raven has to decide if she’s ready to face what’s buried in the past…and the darkness building inside her.
Are there any graphic novels that you have enjoyed recently that aren’t available through either of these sources? Leave a comment to let us know and we might be able to add them to our digital collection!