Superheroes are great and all, but there are some awesome graphic novels out there that don’t include them at all! For example, did you know you can read about history in a graphic novel? Realistic Fiction? Fairy tales? Check out some of our favorites below and open up your comic universe.

  • March: Book 1
    John Lewis

    This graphic novel is a first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation.

  • Lumberjanes: Friendship to the Max
    Noelle Stevenson

    Best friends Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley refuse to let the mysterious force wreaking havoc at their Lumberjane scout camp ruin their summer, taking on surprise raptors and a sibling rivalry of mythic proportions.

  • American Born Chinese
    Gene Luen Yang

    Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture.

  • Nimona
    Noelle Stevenson

    Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc.

  • Username: Evie
    Joe Sugg

    A socially-isolated teenage girl is given the opportunity to save a virtual world, which her father created for her, from descending into chaos. All the while, she must fend off high school bullies and help her ailing father.

  • Steve Jobs: Insanely Great
    Jessie Hartland

    This biography in graphic format presents the story of the ultimateAmerican entrepreneur, who brought us Apple Computer, Pixar, Macs, iPods, iPhones and more, this unique and stylish book is sure to appeal to the legions of readers who live and breathe the techno-centric world Jobs created.

  • Yo, Miss: A Graphic Look at High School
    Lisa Wilde

    Based on author Lisa Wilde's experience teaching at John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy, a charter high school for at-risk students in New York City, the story follows the lives of eight (fictionalized-composite) students as they work toward obtaining their diplomas.

  • Giant Days: Volume One
    John Allison

    Going off to university is always a time of change and growth, but for Esther, Susan, and Daisy, things are about to get a little weird.

  • Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong
    Prudence Shen

    Charlie is the laid-back captain of the basketball team. Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. Their unlikely friendship nearly bites the dust when Nate declares war on the cheerleaders and they retaliate by making Charlie their figurehead in the ugliest class election campaign the school has ever seen.

  • Friends with Boys
    Faith Erin Hicks

    After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and three older brothers, Maggie enrolls in public high school, where interacting with her peers is complicated by the melancholy ghost that has followed her throughout her entire life.