Comics and Manga


If you like comics, manga, or anime, then LFPL has just the thing for you!


Graphic Novel Discussion Group @ the Main Library

Moderator:  Anthony Buchanan – 574-1611
Meets at the Main Library on the second Monday every month.

Upcoming meetings will take place on the following dates:


  • Monday, September 11, 2017 – Preacher

    September is International Month at the Library and the Main Library will be spotlighting Ireland

Join us as we discuss Preacher by Irish-born comic author Garth Ennis

Preacher has been adapted by AMC and is currently in Season 2

  • Monday, October 9, 2017 – Monster Comics

[Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D by Frank J. Barbiere, Brent Schoonover, & Stefano Caselli]


*** Check out our Suggested Reading Lists ***



 We have comics in other languages besides English!

Our largest collections are in French (bandes dessinées)


Located in the Main Library’s International Collection.

and Spanish (tebeos)


Located in the Main Library’s International Collection.

You can browse LFPL’s selections by clicking here.


Did you know that even The Mayor’s Book Club has read Graphic Novels?

One month The Mayor’s Book Club read Marjane Satrapi‘s Persepolis. The traditional book format – text only – form the majority of the Group’s book selections. As such, the graphic format was a novel departure for many members.

To help particpants who were unfamiliar with how graphic novels work, a short introduction was posted on the book club’s blog, Book Talk.




The Club used the Read Your Way Around the World book list to make it’s selection.

Two other graphic novels on the list are Gene Luen Yang‘s American Born Chinese and Jean-Philippe Stassen‘s Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda.

Like Persepolis, each tells the story of a unique culture in undeniably powerful ways.

Anime Clubs

Anime Clubs

Do you love anime? Manga? Japanese culture? Then join one of our Anime Clubs. Check out this list of upcoming programs to find one near you!

And check out the Manga and Anime FAQ created by Katherine Skaggs, Library Assistant at the Highlands-Shelby Park Branch!



MARCH: BOOK THREE Wins National Book Award
MARCH: BOOK THREE Wins National Book Award
National Book Awards Ceremony 2016 | Photo by: Rocco Staino
  MARCH: BOOK THREE Wins National Book Award

On October 16, the National Book Foundation crowned the winners for the 67th Annual National Book Awards — including, for the first time since 1957, a sitting member of Congress.

Congressman John LewisAndrew Aydin, and Nate Powell received the National Book Award in the Young People’s Literature category, for the concluding volume of their bestselling graphic novel trilogy March. The autobiographical series, which depicts Lewis’s firsthand account of the Civil Rights Movement, has previously won such honors as the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the Eisner Award, two Harvey Awards, and a Coretta Scott King Author Honor. It is rapidly being adopted by universities and public school systems from New York to San Francisco, and recently spent six continuous weeks holding the top 3 spots on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Lewis gave a moving acceptance speech stating: “This is unreal. This is unbelievable. Some of you know I grew up in rural Alabama — very, very poor with very few books in our home.” Lewis held back tears as he shared with us his experiences walking into libraries with his sibilings to get library cards, and being refused because libraries were for whites only. Before thanking the his co-editor, artist, and the judges, he left us with the inspiration he recevied from a teacher he had growing up: “read my child, read. And I tried to read everything.”

Few graphic novels have previously reached NBA Finalist status, including such acclaimed works as American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang, Stitches by David Small, and Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. Other notable finalists include The Catcher in the RyeTo Kill a Mockingbird, and Profiles in Courage by Senator John F. Kennedy, who is himself a character in March.

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