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Check Out Librarians’ Favorite Recent Graphic Novels

Book covers: Sentient, Kent State, Big Black, Parable of the Sower, Making Comics, Invisible Kingdom

Looking for some great books to add to your to-read pile? Members of the American Library Association’s Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) have released their 2020 Best Graphic Novels for Adults Reading List, featuring amazing recent titles for readers of all kinds.

“During a difficult year, the committee members and I worked diligently to establish a well-rounded and diverse list—there is something for everyone in this list, from slice of life to horror,” Jessica Jenner, chair of the  Best Graphic Novels for Adults Reading List selection committee, said in a press release. “This list is intended to uplift not only the comics medium, but traditionally under-represented voices.”

More information and the full list of picks are available at the GNCRT website. Here are the top ten selections:

Be Gay, Do Comics, by The Nib

Big Black: Stand at Attica, by Frank "Big Black" Smith, Jared Reinmuth, and Améziane

Come Home, Indio, by Jim Terry

House of X / Powers of X, by Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz, and R.B. Silva

Invisible Kingdom, by G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward

Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio, by Derf Backderf

Making Comics, by Lynda Barry

Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, by Damian Duffy and John Jennings

Sentient, by Jeff Lemire and Gabriel Hernandez Walta

Something is Killing the Children Vol. 1, by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell'Edera

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