Monthly Archives: June 2015

Girl Power Graphic Novels

If you like comics and love a great story full of action and girl power, you can’t go wrong with these three new graphic novels.

Princess with a crown

Princeless: Save Yourself by Jeremy Whitley

Princess Adrienne gets tired of waiting for a prince to rescue her and takes matters into her own hands. She escapes from her tower with the help of Sparky the dragon, and she sets off on an adventure to rescue her sisters.

Girl in rollerskates on book cover

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Astrid signs up for roller derby camp even though her best friend wants to go to dance camp. She works hard to master her skates while she makes new friends and finds a place on the roller derby team.

Ms Marvel book cover

Ms Marvel: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson

Start here to watch Kamala Khan morph from ordinary Muslim girl to extraordinary superhero while remaining true to herself. Two more issues are coming soon!

What are you reading this summer? We love to see your recommendations!

-Susan, Teen Services, Iroquois Branch

Hit the Road This Summer With Paper Towns

The next John Green phenomenon is here!  If you loved The Fault in Our Stars, check out Paper Towns.

Imagine the guy or girl you’ve been in love with since childhood shows up a month before your high school graduation in your bedroom window with black face paint in the middle of the night. They want you to go on a revenge drive with them.  Would you do it?

Quentin “Q” Jacobsen finds himself in this exact position when Margo Roth Spiegelman recruits him to be her accomplice on an epic night of pranking. Margo has devised a revenge mission on all of the people she feels have hurt her throughout high school.  There are eleven parts to the plot, and Margo needs someone (and more importantly, a car) to help her complete her plan.  However, the next day Margo disappears.  She leaves a trail of mysterious clues for Q and he sets out on hilarious and exhilarating road trip with his friends to find her.

The movie is coming to theaters on July 24th.  Be sure to read the book before you see the movie, so you can see what changes from the book to the movie.  Stop by any library location afterward and let one of our teen or children’s librarians know what YOU think of the changes. We love talking about books!

-Heather, Children and Teen Services, St. Matthews Branch