Friday, January 16, 2015

New Graphic Novels

Blankets by Craig Thompson
“Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the origins of faith. A profound and utterly beautiful work from Craig Thompson."–Publisher

Boxers by Gene Luen Yang
Boxers & Saints; Book One
In 1898 China, Little Bao has had enough of foreign missionaries and soldiers robbing peasants, and he recruits an army of Boxers to fight to free China from its oppressors. –Summary

Saints by Gene Luen Yang
Boxers & Saints; Book Two
Vibiana, an unwanted fourth child, finds her name and identity in Christianity, but with the Boxer Rebellion in full swing and Chinese Christians facing death, she must decide whether her loyalties lie with her religion or her country. –Summary

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
Hyperbole and a Half collects autobiographical, illustrated essays and cartoons from the author's popular blog and related new material that humorously and candidly deals with her own idiosyncrasies and battles with depression. –Summary

Line World by Shin Yoshida and Naohito Miyoshi
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal: Book Five
The Numbers War heats up and Yuma and the Numbers Club try to track down more cards; meanwhile, Yuma aims to figure out why expert Duelist Kaito is seeking the Numbers cards. –Summary

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
“These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to ‘Our Neighbor’s House’—though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in ‘A Lady’s Hands Are Cold.’ You might try to figure out what is haunting ‘My Friend Janna,’ or discover that your brother’s fiancée may not be what she seems in ‘The Nesting Place.’ And of course you must revisit the horror of ‘His Face All Red,’ the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page.” –Amazon

War Brothers by Sharon McKay
"Set in Uganda, where Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has, since 1987, abducted up to 30,000 children from their villages and homes for use as soldiers and slaves. It is in these nightmarish times that the fates of 5 boys and a girl are entwined. Captured from their school by the LRA, the boys wait for rescue only to discover that if they are to survive they must rely on themselves. But friendship, courage, and resilience might not be enough to save them. Based in part upon interviews with child soldiers in Northern Uganda, War Brothers is a stunning depiction of the human cost of wars fought by children." –Publisher