Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Reading Challenge: A Graphic Novel with a Female Lead

The 2019 Reading Challenges are here!  Are you struggling with what to read in the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Reading Challenge categories? We can help! Throughout the year, we will highlight several juvenile, YA, and adult fiction (or non-fiction) books in most of the categories.
These aren’t the only books we have available in each category but are ideas that can help you spark inspiration, help clarify the category, and (hopefully) make your decision easier.

 

We’re continuing our discussion of books with the category “A Graphic Novel with a female lead.”

 

Comic books and graphic novels aren’t just for boys. Check out these great graphic novels and comic books with strong, female lead characters!
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 Squirrel Girl

 

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Captain Marvel

 

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Hawkeye: Kate Bishop

 

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Lumberjanes (Young Adult Graphic Novel)

 

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Wonder Woman

 

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Bitch Planet

 

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Harley Quinn

 

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 Buffy the Vampire Slayer

 

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The Baby-Sitters Club (Juvenile Graphic Novel)

 

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Smile (Juvenile Graphic Novel)

 

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 Ghosts (Juvenile Graphic Novel)

 

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Drama (Juvenile Graphic Novel)

 

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Ms. Marvel

 

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Roller Girl (Juvenile Graphic Novel)

 

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The Complete Persepolis

 

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Paper Girls

 

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Nimona

 

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Babymouse (Juvenile Graphic Novel)

 

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Are You My Mother?

 

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 This One Summer (Young Adult Graphic Novel)

 

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Batter Up — it’s Time for Baseball Books!

March 28th is the first day of regular season baseball! Grab your hats, mitts, and your favorite baseball books. Don’t have a favorite baseball book? You can take home one of ours:

Non-fiction
42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story; 92 Robinson, Jackie
Mike Torrez: A Baseball Biography; 92 Torrez, Mike
Kansas Baseball, 1858-1941; 796.35 Eberle, Mark
Finley Ball: How Two Outsiders Turned the Oakland A’s into a Dynasty and Changed the Game Forever; 796.35 Finley, Nancy
A History of Baseball in 100 Objects: A Tour through the Bats, Balls, Uniforms, Awards, Documents, and Other Artifacts That Tell the Story of the National Pastime; 796.35 Leventhal, Josh
Baseball in Wichita; 796.35 Rivers, Bob
Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers; 796.35 Shattuck, Debra

Fiction
No Breaking my Heart by Kate Angell
Wild Pitch by Mike Lupica
Brown Enough: A Tale of a Mixed-Race Baseball Team Summer of ’56 by Ken Ohm
The House of Daniel by Harry Turtledove

Juvenile Fiction
Ellie Steps up to the Plate by Callie Barkley
Soar by Joan Bauer
The Distance Home by Jenn Bishop
Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko
District Doubleheader by Matt Christopher
The Werewolf at Home Plate by Bill Doyle
Home Run: A Baseball Great Novel by Tim Green
Change Up by Derek Jeter
Out of Left Field by Ellen Klages
Heat by Mike Lupica
Baseball Blues by A.I. Newton
A Big Day for Baseball by Mary Osborne
The Closer by Cal Ripken
The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on a True Story of Friendship between a Boy and a Baseball Legend by Sharon Robinson
42: The Official Movie Novel by Aaron Rosenberg

YA
A Season of Daring Greatly by Ellen White

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Spotlight on Young Adult Books

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (#1 of Legacy of Orisha Series)

Zélie, her brother Tzain, and princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.

Goodreads rating:  4.22/5 stars

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Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson (#1  of Truly Devious Series)

When Stevie Bell is finally able to return to Ellingham Academy after identifying the culprit in the murder of a classmate, she begins to wonder if the case was really resolved and attempts to uncover the truth about the school’s founder.

Goodreads Rating: 4.06/5 stars

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The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

Natasha, whose family is hours away from being deported, and Daniel, a first generation Korean American who strives to live up to his parents’ expectations, unexpectedly fall in love and must determine which path they will choose in order to be together.

Goodreads Rating:  4.10/5 stars

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King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo (#1 of  Nikolai Duology)

When the dark magical force within him challenges his effort to forge new alliances and build a defense against a new threat, Nikolai Lantsov, the young king of Ravka, embarks on a journey to his country’s most magical places to vanquish it.

Goodreads Rating: 4.27/5 stars

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Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

After falling for Kate, her unexpected death sends Jack back in time to the moment they first met, but he soon learns that his actions have consequences when someone else close to him dies.

Goodreads Rating: 4.12/5 stars

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One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

When one of five students in detention is found dead, his classmates–including an intellectual, a popular beauty, a drug dealer, and an athlete–are investigated and revealed to be the subjects of the victim’s latest gossip postings.

Goodreads Rating: 4.06/5 stars

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Renegades by Marissa Meyer (#1 of Renegades Series)

Seeking to establish order from ruin, Nova grows close to justice-seeking Renegade Adrian, but her allegiance to the villains could destroy them both.

Goodreads Rating: 4.15/5 stars

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Scythe by Neal Shusterman (#1 of Scythe Series)

In a world in which the only way to die is to be killed by a scythe, Citra and Rowan compete to earn a position as a scythe’s apprentice–a competition that will see the loser die by the hand of the winner.

Goodreads Rating: 4.36/5 stars

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Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas (#3 DC Icons Series)

Returning to Gotham as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees, Selina Kyle teams up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn to wreak havoc on the city while Batman’s off on a mission.

Goodreads Rating:  4.14/5 stars

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WarCross by Marie Lu (#1 of Warcross Series)

After hacking into the Warcross Championships’ opening game to track illegal betting, bounty hunter Emika Chen is asked by the game’s creator to go undercover to investigate a security problem, and she uncovers a sinister plot.

Goodreads Rating: 4.20/5 Stars

 

Don’t forget to check out the Spring Teen Newsletter here.

 

Join our book club at APL to discuss a YA book each month. We will next meet on April 30th at 6:30pm to discuss our next book: Dry by Neal Shusterman. Request the book and find out more information at the library!

FYI – Any of these books would be great choices for the YA book category in the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Reading Challenge!

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Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Reading Challenge: A Travel Memoir

The 2019 Reading Challenges are here!  Are you struggling with what to read in the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Reading Challenge categories? We can help! Throughout the year, we will highlight several juvenile, YA, and adult fiction (or non-fiction) books in most of the categories.
These aren’t the only books we have available in each category but are ideas that can help you spark inspiration, help clarify the category, and (hopefully) make your decision easier.

 

We’re continuing our discussion of books with the category “A travel memoir.”

 

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When in French: Love in a Second Language by Lauren Collins

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We’ll Always Have Paris: A Mother/Daughter Memoir by Jennifer Coburn (available on Overdrive/Sunflower eLibrary)

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Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother and Daughter Journey to the Sacred Places of Greece, Turkey, and France by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor

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Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
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A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller by Frances Mayes (available on audio book)
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
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In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
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The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner
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Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes (available on Overdrive/Sunflower eLibrary)

 

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