Best Graphic Novels for Libraries

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By Jason Boog Comments

At the New York Comic Con this morning, we caught up with Tyler Rousseau from New Jersey’s Monroe Public Library to find out what graphic novels he recommended for libraries hoping to launch a graphic novel collection.

Rousseau offered four suggestions, the most popular offerings at his own library. What do you think? Add your favorites in the comments section.

1. I Kill Giants written by Joe Kelly with art by J. M. Ken Niimura (YA/Adult)
2. Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli. (Adult)
3. Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks (YA/Adult)
4. The Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewich (Adult)

I Kill Giants is one of the graphic novels that justifies the genre,” Rousseau said, explaining that the story of a young girl coping with her mother’s cancer moved him to tears. “It’s a great, especially if you know someone going through the grieving process.” In the last year, the graphic novel has been checked out almost 20 times at his library.