Graphic novels are a big hit in most libraries these days, and not just the titles intended for children and teens. While we’re not buying copious amounts of graphic novels for the Rentschler Library shelves, we have to acknowledge that they are being taught in some of the English 111 classes. Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi is taught by several MUH English faculty.
But did you know there is also non-fiction published in this format? Here’s the admittedly short list of non-fiction titles we have in graphic novel format:
Cartoon History of the Modern World – Volumes 1 & 2 by Larry Gonick
The Cartoon Introduction to Economics Vol. 1: Microeconomics by Grady Klein and Yoram Bauman, Ph.D
With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child, 5 vols. by Keiko Tobe
If you’re just curious about this genre, we’ve got you covered with Graphic Novels: Everything you Need to Know, by Paul Gravett. To get a sampling of the best stuff out there, check out the nominees and winners of the Eisner awards.