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CHS Booktalk List, Graphic Novels 2011-2012
This list of nonfiction titles are suggested for County Home School booktalks. These are titles which the library owns at least FIVE copies and might of interest of CHS residents. You are NOT limited to using this list; these are just suggestions. As you choose material, make sure it is not a book the student have recently heard booktalked. To do this, simply search on this page using the Booktalk database by author, title, or keyword. Database will return the book, the dates presented, as well as number of requests. Do not booktalk any book which has been presented in the past year. Questions, contact Patrick Jones (pjones@hclib.org).
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  Cover Art: Astro City, the Dark Age Busiek, Kurt
Astro City, the Dark Age
Book One, taking place in the early 1970s, follows two brothers -- with one becoming a hero and another taking a far different path. Along the way, the long-standing secret tale of the Silver Agent and his fate is told at last, as the story shifts back to the 1950s and what made the Williams brothers turn out so differently.
256 p. 2008
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. History, Graphic Illustrated Hite, Kenneth
The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. History, Graphic Illustrated
Easy to understand and visually engaging, this graphic illustrated guide transports readers back in time to bear witness to events such as:••The lives of the Native Americans-and how their lives changed.•The exploration and settlement of the 'new world'•The midnight ride of Paul Revere•The signing of the Declaration of Independence and the establishment of a new form of government•The triumphs and troubles of the westward expansion.•The abolishment of slavery and the achievement of suffrage.•The industrial revolution and the development of modern industry.•The scandals, wars, and assassinations of the twentieth century.•Stories of the everyday people who became famous-and infamous-throughout history.
193 p. 2009
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: The Manga Bible Siku
The Manga Bible
"Containing both Old and New Testaments, this is the first ever English manga of the most important book of all time"--P. [4] of cover.
218 p. 2007
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Gettysburg : the Graphic Novel Butzer, C. M.
Gettysburg : the Graphic Novel
A detailed, comic-book style account depicting the Battle of Gettysburg, the national movement to create a memorial there, and the quiet day in 1863 when Lincoln delivered his galvanizing speech.
80 p. 2009
Children's Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook Davis, Eleanor
Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook
Eleven-year-old Julian Calendar thought changing schools would mean leaving his "nerdy" persona behind, but instead he forms an alliance with fellow inventors Greta and Ben and works with them to prevent an adult from using one of their gadgets for nefarious purposes.
153 p. 2010
Children's Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Star Wars Blackman, Hayden
Star Wars
Obi-wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker face the Shadowmen on the night-world Nivek; Mace Windu and Saesee Tiin must discover new ways to use the force against an entire droid army; and Kit Fisto hunts for the Separatists' secret base and their leader.
1 v. 2004
Children's Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: The Story of Wolverine Teitelbaum, Michael.
The Story of Wolverine
Discover how a frail and sickly child grew claws, ran wild with wolves, and became the super hero Wolverine!
48 p. 2009
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: American Born Chinese Yang, Gene Luen
American Born Chinese
Three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture.
233 p. 2006
Teen Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Avalon High Coronation Cabot, Meg
Avalon High Coronation
Being a new student at Avalon High has been exciting for Ellie...dating the super-hot class president, Will. Who also happens to be the alleged reincarnation of King Arthur. Ellie couldn't be happier to have Will in her life, but she's also worried that his estrangement from his parents is tearing him apart. To make matters worse, Will's doubt that he really is King Arthur could prevent the Merlin Prophecy--an age of enlightenment--from occurring. Can Ellie convince Will to believe in something that even she isn't sure about? And more importantly, can she get him to give his parents another chance?
107 p. 2007
Teen Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Batman : Ego and other Tails Cooke, Darwyn
Batman : Ego and other Tails
A collection of Batman and Catwoman tales.
200 p. 2007
Teen Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Batman. Heart of Hush Dini, Paul
Batman. Heart of Hush
Secrets shared years ago between Bruce Wayne and Tommy Elliott -- a.k.a. Hush -- come to light with dangerous consequences in the present! Guest-starring Catwoman, this new hardcover ties directly into the Batman R.I.P. event. As Batman finds himself barely capable of handling the diabolical threat of the Black Glove, Hush attacks Bruce Wayne in his personal life by setting his sights on Bruce's ex-lover: Catwoman!.
139 p. 2009
Teen Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Batman. Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? : with other Tales of the Dark Knight Gaiman, Neil
Batman. Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? : with other Tales of the Dark Knight
From the moment he declared war on crime, the Batman knew his story would eventually come to an end. But for each soul he has touched, either as an ally or an enemy, a lover or a friend, an inspiration or an obsession, the life of the Dark Knight-- and its tragic conclusion-- is viewed differently. Now those closest to the Caped Crusader gather for his memorial service.
1 v. 2009
Teen Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Big Bouncy Book of Bart Simpson Big Bouncy Book of Bart Simpson
A collection of hilarious comic strips focuses on Springfield's bad boy Bart Simpson and the other kids from everyone's favorite animated sitcom, as Bart continuously defies authority, plays truant from schools, and has trouble finding himself.
118 p. 2006
Teen Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Blackest Night Tomasi, Peter
Blackest Night
"Blackest Night has descended upon the DC Universe, and the dead have risen to join the Black Lantern Corps. As the undead Lanterns prey on the living, Earth's greatest heroes confront dark and twisted versions of the people they once knew."--P. [4] of cover.
1 v. 2010
Teen Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Whedon, Joss
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The television series continues as a graphic novel series. Buffy Summers life has transformed, making her the leader of an army of Slayers. Evil never dies so it's a good thing she has more allies.
678 p. 2010
Teen Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: The Castaways Vollmar, Rob
The Castaways
Follows the adventures of young Tucker Freeman as he is compelled to hop a train to escape from the crippling poverty of his rural existence.
1 v. 2007
Teen Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Catwoman : Crime Pays Pfeifer, Will
Catwoman : Crime Pays
Selina Kyle has prowled the skyline of Gotham City as Catwoman, the protector of East End, for years. Following a year off, during which she became mother and left the costumed world behind, she's returned to her old turf. But now the identity that Selina Kyle built for herself to protect her baby daughter is being destroyed at the hands of Hammer and Sickle. With supervillains and the Gotham police hunting for both Selina and her replacement, Holly, drastic measures are needed!
123 p. 2008
Teen Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Catwoman : the Long Road Home Pfeifer, Will
Catwoman : the Long Road Home
The sexiest, most skillful cat burglar in the Gotham City underworld, Selina Kyle has spent her life prancing along the line between good and evil as the feline fatale, Catwoman. And now that she's back from the Hell Planet seen in SALVATION RUN, Selina's looking to re-sharpen her vigilante claws and make Gotham City her scratching post.
123 p. 2009
Teen Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Cirque Du Freak Shan, Darren
Cirque Du Freak
Darren Shan's days as an ordinary schoolboy are over, and his life as a half-vampirehas begun! With his mentor, Lartan Crepsley, Darren joins the Cirque Du Freak and slowly begins settling into his new role there, an adjustment made simpler when he makes a couple of new friends.
191 p. 2009
Teen Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Fullmetal Alchemist Arakawa, Hiromu
Fullmetal Alchemist
As young boys, Edward Alphonse Elric dabbled in alchemy to try to resurrect their dead mother. As a result, Ed lost one arm and one leg, while Al lost his entire body and had his spirit sealed into a suit of armor. Now, they are searching for the fabled Philosopher's Stone to restore what they've lost.
179 p. 2005
Teen Graphic Novel
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