Anya’s Ghost

By Vera Brosgol

Anya could really use a friend. But her new BFF isn’t kidding about the forever part . . .

Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who’s been dead for a century.

Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya’s normal life might actually be worse. She’s embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she’s pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend – even a ghost – is just what she needs.

Or so she thinks.

Spooky, sardonic, and secretly sincere, Anya’s Ghost is a wonderfully entertaining debut from author/artist Vera Brosgol. Anya’s Ghost is a 2011 Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year title. One of School Library Journal‘s Best Fiction Books of 2011. One of Horn Book‘s Best Fiction Books of 2011.

Watchmen

By Alan Moore

This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin.

It all begins with the paranoid delusions of a half-insane hero called Rorschach–but is he really insane or has he, in fact, uncovered a plot to murder super-heroes and possibly millions of innocent civilians? Following two generations of masked super-heroes from the close of World War II to the icy shadow of the Cold War comes this groundbreaking comic story–the story of The Watchmen.

One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial bestseller, Watchmen has been studied on college campuses across the nation and is considered a gateway title, leading readers to other graphic novels such as V for Vendetta, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and The Sandman series.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey coverWritten & illustrated by Gareth Hinds

Retells, in graphic novel format, Homer’s epic tale of Odysseus, the ancient Greek hero who encounters witches and other obstacles on his journey home after fighting in the Trojan War. Beautifully illustrated, the classic epic is retold in a completely new way.

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