30 Diverse Graphic-Novels On My TBR

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Disclaimer : As stated in the title, I haven’t read these books (yet!). For every one of them I tried to make sure that the representation hadn’t been called out as problematic in reviews, and prioritized #ownvoices (I added *** if I know they are – sometimes I wasn’t sure, so I preferred not to). Nevertheless, I can make mistakes and I would hate for marginalized readers to be hurt because of me, so please let me know if I shouldn’t recommend one of these graphic-novels. Thank you.

Tell me, have you read one of these graphic-novels? What are your favorite diverse graphic-novels? Feel free to recommend them in the comments, I’ll add them to the list!


15 responses to “30 Diverse Graphic-Novels On My TBR

  1. Monstress is amazing!!!!! (But then, anything with Marjorie Liu’s name on it means that you’re in safe hands!)

    I don’t know whether you read kids/MG but if you do I’d rec. Malice in Ovenland by Micheline Hess! 🙂

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    • I knooooow, I actually read this one (I wanted to put Vol. 2 here but thought it would be better for Vol. 1 to be mentioned). Can’t wait to read the rest!!

      I’ll definitely add this one, thank you! I rarely read MG (except for my pupils) but I’ve been wanting to read more lately sooooo 🙂

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  2. So of these I’ve only reviewed El Deafo so far, but I’ve read and would recommend: Princeless, March, American Born Chinese, and No Normal. Princeless is not #ownvoices (the author wrote it for his African American daughter), but the others all are.

    I just today finished a book called The Outside Circle, a Canadian indigenous #ownvoices graphic novel for adults that was amazing. It’s been ages since I read Persepolis but I recall it being good as well. There are two graphic novel adaptions I haven’t tried yet (wanting to read the original books first) but have heard are good: Monster by Walter Dean Myers and Kindred by Octavia Butler. Both of the original novelists are African American #ownvoices. And if you are looking for more MG reads besides Malice in Ovenland, another we enjoyed was Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova – not an #ownvoice, but wonderfully diverse.

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  3. OMG this list is fantastic, thank you!! I’m definitely going to see if I can get my hands on loads of these – I love graphic novels, but I don’t read them a lot because they’re so expensive. Also, I’ve read El Deafo, Fun Home and Kim & Kim and they were all brilliant!

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