Graphic novels, or comic books, are great resources for visual learners. These books provide picture sequences, along with dialogue and narration. For denser topics, concepts are broken down piece by piece. This is an excellent way to stay informed about current events and become familiar with historical events.
Would you like to learn about a topic, but are intimidated by a 300+ page book with all text? These titles are for you!
Economix : how our economy works (and doesn't work) in words and pictures
This important and timely graphic novel transforms "the dismal science" of economics into a fun, fact-filled story about human nature and our attempts to make the most of what we've got.
Race to Incarcerate : a graphic retelling
Jones, Sabrina and Mauer, Marc
Jones's dramatic artwork adds compassion to the complex story of four decades of prison expansion and its corrosive effect on society.
The Gettysburg Address : a graphic adaptation
Using Lincoln's words to tell the whole story of America's Civil War, 1776 to the present.
Anne Frank : the Anne Frank House authorized graphic biography
Drawing on the unique historical sites, archives, expertise, and unquestioned authority of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, authors Jacobson and Colón have created the first authorized and exhaustive graphic biography of Anne Frank.
I see the promised land : a life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Flowers, A. R.
African American writer, griot, and blues singer Arthur Flowers tells a masterful story in musical prose, while Manu Chitrakar, scroll-painter from Bengal, carries the tale confidently into the vivid idiom of Patua art, turning King's journey into a truly universal legacy.
The Beats : a graphic history
A wild tour of a generation that, in the face of mainstream American conformity and conservatism, became known for its determined uprootedness and startling creativity and experimentation.
The 9/11 Report : a graphic adaptation
An accessible version of the 9/11 Report. Jacobson's text frequently follows word for word the original report, faithfully captures its investigative thoroughness, and covers its entire scope.
Code Word: Geronimo
A moment-by-moment story of the clandestine raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Jerusalem : chronicles from the Holy City
Delisle explores the complexities of a city that represents so much to so many. He eloquently examines the impact of the conflict on the lives of people on both sides of the wall while drolly recounting the quotidian.
A People's History of American Empire : a graphic adaptation
Narrated by Zinn, this version opens with the events of 9/11 and then jumps back to explore the cycles of U.S. expansionism from Wounded Knee to Iraq, stopping along the way at World War I, Central America, Vietnam, and the Iranian revolution.
A.D. : New Orleans after the deluge
Seven extraordinary true stories of survival in the days leading up to and following Hurricane Katrina.
Evolution : the story of life on Earth
An accessible graphic work on this universally studied subject, this book takes the reader from earth's primordial soup to the vestigial structures of modern humans. Award-winning illustrations render the complex clear and everything cleverly comedic.