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Favourite Graphic Novels for Secondary School Children

Jane, the Fox & Me

These comics and graphic novels offer a different route into discovering the pleasure of reading.

The graphic novel format is a great way to engage reluctnat readers, present difficult subject matter in an accesible way, as well as to just enjoy a great read. There is something on this list for every teen.

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  • Dark Satanic Mills

    Author: Marcus & Julian Sedgwick Illustrator: John Higgins and Marc Olivent

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  • Dark Satanic Mills

    Author: Marcus & Julian Sedgwick Illustrator: John Higgins and Marc Olivent

    In a Britain laid to waste by catastrophic global warming, a motorcycle courier, Christy, and an atheist campaigner are on the run…

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  • Watchmen

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  • Watchmen

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    This is the superlative post-modern superhero tale involving pulp noir, science, hubris, the Cold War, love, lust, craziness and p…

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  • Maus

    Author: Art Spiegelman

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  • Maus

    Author: Art Spiegelman

    This is the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe.

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  • Persepolis

    Author: Marjane Satrapi Translator: Blake Ferris

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  • Persepolis

    Author: Marjane Satrapi Translator: Blake Ferris

    Persepolis is Satrapi's history of Iran and her life in Iran and France as she tries to retain her Iranian culture but also grow u…

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  • Awkward

    Author: Svetlana Chmakova

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  • Awkward

    Author: Svetlana Chmakova

    Awkward perfectly captures the secondary school experience – friendships, rivalries, secrets, eccentric teachers, and also wh…

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  • Geis

    Author: Alexis Deacon

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  • Geis

    Author: Alexis Deacon

    The chief of her tribe is dying, and has no heir. To decide the rulership of her kingdom after her death, she calls fifty warriors…

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  • Jane, the Fox & Me

    Author: Fanny Britt Illustrator: Isabelle Arsenault & Translator: Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou

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  • Jane, the Fox & Me

    Author: Fanny Britt Illustrator: Isabelle Arsenault & Translator: Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou

    This thought-provoking graphic novel by Fanny Britt, exquisitely illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, is a real visual delight

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  • Illegal

    Author: Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin and Illustrator: Giovanni Rigano

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  • Illegal

    Author: Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin and Illustrator: Giovanni Rigano

    Illegal tells the story of Ebo, a 12-year-old boy who flees grinding poverty, zero opportunities and a drunken uncle in his s…

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  • The Marvels

    Author: Brian Selznick

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  • The Marvels

    Author: Brian Selznick

    More than just a mystery, The Marvels is a heart-warming story about growing up, identity and family, full of cinematic and captiv…

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  • Adamtine

    Author: Hannah Berry

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  • Adamtine

    Author: Hannah Berry

    Four strangers are on the last train home when it is mysteriously derailed. As they all try to find out what's going on, we find o…

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  • Jerusalem

    Author: Guy Delisle Illustrator: Guy Delisle and Lucie Firoud (Colour) Translator: Helge Dascher

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  • Jerusalem

    Author: Guy Delisle Illustrator: Guy Delisle and Lucie Firoud (Colour) Translator: Helge Dascher

    ...a dazzling brilliant book that is subtly political, never heavy-handed and always cast with a fair eye.

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  • Kick-Ass

    Author: Mark Millar Illustrator: John Romita Jr

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  • Kick-Ass

    Author: Mark Millar Illustrator: John Romita Jr

    Dave Lizewski is just an ordinary American teenager. He has a MySpace page, he loves comic books, and he is unable to find a girlf…

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  • The Arrival

    Author: Shaun Tan

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  • The Arrival

    Author: Shaun Tan

    In this unusual book, we follow a young man as he packs his bags and leaves his family to go and start a new life in another count…

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  • Grandville

    Author: Bryan Talbot

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  • Grandville

    Author: Bryan Talbot

    Grandville is an anthropomorphised detective tale set in an alternative reality where not only are animals the master race and hum…

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