Dynamic illustrations bring true tales to life in this collection of graphic nonfiction books and memoirs. In these illustrated texts, every word counts — so be sure to pair your reading with one of our accompanying vocabulary lists.
Author and artist Jarrett J. Krosoczka, the creator of the Lunch Lady graphic novels, was raised by his grandparents due to his mother's struggles with addiction. In this memoir, he recounts growing up in a complicated and sometimes troubled family.
In this graphic memoir, actor and activist George Takei recounts the internment of his Japanese-American family during World War II. The book was cowritten by Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott, with art by Harmony Becker.
When she was in sixth grade, cartoonist Raina Telgemeier severely damaged her teeth during an accidental fall. In this graphic memoir, Telgemeier chronicles her literal and figurative quest to reclaim her smile.
In this graphic novel based on the author's own experiences, a young immigrant from Russia wants to go to summer camp like her American-born friends — but when her parents finally agree, she finds that camp is nothing like she expected.
In the second part of his Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel, Art Spiegelman explores his strained relationship with his father and recounts Vladek's experiences in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.