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Collection Guide: Graphic Novel Collection

Library Wars : Love and War manga series

Library Wars : Love and War

In the near future, the federal government creates a committee to rid society of books it deems unsuitable. The libraries vow to protect their collections, and with the help of local governments, form a military group to defend themselves - the Library Forces!

Vampire Knight manga series

Vampire Knight illustration

A favorite of manga and anime fans, this is a series about eternal love.

Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students, the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the academy's dark secret - the Night Class is full of vampires! 

The Library has the 19 book series, begin reading Volume 1 today!

What is Manga?

More manga series

Below are links to the first book in some of the library's other popular manga series.

The Graphic Novel Collection

The Graphic Novel collection contains stories told mostly through framed images rather than words although some text is often present. Graphic novels can deal with complex plots and characters. Some graphic novels may have been adapted from novels. 

Shakespeare adaptations

Portrait of Shakespeare and link to NY Times article on his life

Lauren Tamaki

Is your Shakespeare a bit shaky?

The visual imagery alongside compelling plot in these adaptations provide a whole new way of learning - or rediscovering - Shakespeare's plays.

Browse the Graphic Novel shelves for additional versions.

Paper Girls series

In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and supernatural mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.

Love Manga? Manga drawing resources

Popular author - Raina Telgemeier

Other classic adaptations

Maus by Art Spiegelman

Maus was the first graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize (1992 – Letters Award).

A collection of serialised works from 1980-1991, Maus relates the wartime experience of Spiegelman’s parents, who were both survivors of Auschwitz. In Maus, Jews are depicted as mice and Nazis as cats.

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