Books to Check Out This Week: Library Unveils Adult Graphic Novel Collection
Check out one of these hidden gems from the stacks at the Northbrook Public Library.
Did you know that graphic novels aren’t just for kids? The Northbrook Public Library is excited to announce the creation of our first Adult Graphic Novel collection. Come visit the third floor to check out any of these exciting and beautifully illustrated new books. Call 847-272-2958 or use the online catalog at www.northbrook.info to place a hold today.
Unterzakhn by Leela Corman
Growing up on the teeming streets of New York's Lower East Side in the early 20th century, Jewish immigrant twins Esther and Fanya experience radically different lives as a burlesque dancer in a brothel and a nurse for an obstetrician who performs illegal abortions. Graphic Novel
Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary by Keshni Kashyap
Tina Malhotra, an Indian-American sophomore at the Yarborough Academy in Southern California, creates an existential diary for an honors English assignment in which she tries to determine who she is and where she fits in. Quirky and clever, this tale is perfect for fans of coming of age tales. Graphic Novel
Habibi by Craig Thompson
From the bestselling author of Blankets comes a graphic love story that follows the relationship between two refugee child slaves who are thrown together by circumstance and struggle to make a place for themselves in a world fueled by fear and vice. This visual parable touches on themes of cultural divisions and the shared heritage of Christianity and Islam. Graphic Novel
The Silence of Our Friends by Mark Long
This semi-autobiographical tale set in 1967 Texas follows the experiences of a white family from a notoriously racist suburb and a black family from Houston's most disadvantaged community who cross color lines to defend five black college students unjustly charged with the murder of a policeman. Graphic Novel
It Was the War of the Trenches by Jacques Tardi
This multi-award winning graphic story is a dark yet powerful examination of World War I and delves into the human cost and insanity of war by focusing on the doughboys, and their day-to-day missions rather than the causes of the war, the politics, the strategies or the battles. Graphic Novel