Graphic Novels Tackling the Social/Historical

Want some visual reading over the break that’s not too heavy but also not too light?  Try one of these graphic novels that explore social and historical issues:

Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, by Art Spiegelman

Persepolis and Persepolis 2, [and DVD] by Marjane Satrapi

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, and Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama, by Alison Bechdel

Abina and the Important Men: A Graphic History, by Trevor Getz and Liz Clarke

Latino U.S.A.: A Cartoon History, by Ilan Stavans and Lalo Alcaraz

Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History, by Harvey Pekar, Gary Dumm, and Paul Buhlegraphic novels

Footnotes in Gaza, by Joe Sacco

Trotsky: A Graphic Biography, by Rick Geary

J. Edgar Hoover: A Graphic Biography, by Rick Geary

Che: A Graphic Biography, by Sidney Jacobson and Ernie Colon

Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb, by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm

Interested in reading some scholarly analyses of graphic novels and/or comic books?  Here are a few to get you started:

About Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh

Team Leader for Research Data Services and Librarian for Sociology & Data Services
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