Liz Prince’s graphic memoir Tomboy (Zest, $15.99) is a validation for any girl who’s ever struggled with traditional gender roles. Though she has always felt secure in her female identity, Liz simply doesn’t like “girlie” things. The graphics are simple and sparse, but perfectly complement the complexity and confusion of growing up as a girl in America, and of trying to figure out what that gender entails. The book is funny and heart-felt, and it’s impossible not to root for the hard-to-define heroine as she makes her way through a culture obsessed with categorizing people. Ages 13-18. Courtney Burtraw

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$15.99
ISBN: 9781936976553
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Published: Zest Books - September 2nd, 2014

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Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth (Candlewick, $12.99 paperback, $21.99 hardcover) is brought to life by author and illustrator Gareth Hinds. Hinds uses the Bard’s original text and renders the gruesome story of the Scottish king in extraordinarily vivid detail. From the appropriately dark color palate to the elaborate character design, Hinds—well-versed in graphically interpreting classics, such as Beowulf and The Odyssey—opens doors into the play, providing readers a chance to experience this work like never before. Ages 13 and up. Allison Witten

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By Gareth Hinds, Gareth Hinds (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780763678029
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Published: Candlewick - February 10th, 2015

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Through Andrea de la Barre de Nanteuil’s loopy, whimsical text and Lovisa Burfitt’s appropriately minimal illustrations, we get to know The Story of Mademoiselle Oiseau (Little Gestalten, $24.95), the mysterious woman who lives on the sixth floor of an apartment on Rue du Temps Perdu, and the girl, Isabella, who lives a floor beneath her. With the persona of an inscrutable movie star, Mademoiselle Oiseau teaches shy, invisible Isabella to believe in herself. An important lesson set beautifully in a graphic novel. Ages 14-18. Sharat Buddhavarapu

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$24.95
ISBN: 9783899557343
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Published: Little Gestalten - April 21st, 2015

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