News from Youth Services Category: Graphic Novels

Jukebox

jukebox book cover

by Nidhi Chanani

J GRAPH CHANANI, N.

Shahi thinks her dad is missing, so she goes looking for him with her cousin Naz. Her dad loves music and vinyl records, so Shahi and Naz go to the record store where they usually find her dad. They discover a secret jukebox that will take you to different time periods, so Shahi figures out that she needs to find her dad in a specific time. This story was really cool, I would like to try this jukebox myself! 

Allergic

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by Megan Wagner Lloyd

J GRAPH LLOYD, M.

Mom and Dad are getting ready for the new baby, and Liam and Noah are twins who are always together. Maggie loves animals and can’t wait to get her own pet that she can take care of. Too bad she is allergic! Maggie tries different kinds of pets, but nothing seems to work out. Then she tries secretly keeping a mouse, but she is allergic to it too. Maggie also has to go to a new school and has a hard time making friends. This is a realistic story with a positive ending. I was rooting for Maggie.

Big Apple Diaries

big apple diaries book cover

by Alyssa Bermudez

J GRAPH B BERMUDEZ, A.

Alyssa loves to draw and has a crush on Alejandro. She is in middle school and everything is changing, it is a confusing time. I can not imagine what it was like to be a child in New York city when 9/11 happened, but Alyssa describes everything she is feeling so wonderfully. My parents are divorced too and I remember the struggle of making sure I had what I needed at each parent’s house. Alyssa captures growing up in a really universal way.