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Working on a middle grade graphic novel this semester means reading a bunch of middle grade graphic novels, which has been great fun.  Here’s the MG(ish, some veer into YA or memoir, but most feature MG-age characters) GNs I’ve devoured since leaving residency in July, many of which were available in my library’s digital collection — go library!

Product Details(A re-read—he’s my advisor this semester.)

 

Product DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsLumberjanes Vol. 1Lumberjanes Vol. 2Lumberjanes Vol. 3Lumberjanes Vol. 4Lumberjanes Vol. 5Lumberjanes Vol. 6Lumberjanes #25Lumberjanes #26Lumberjanes #27Lumberjanes #28Lumberjanes #29Lumberjanes: 2016 Special: Makin' the Ghost of ItLumberjanes/Gotham Academy Vol. 1Courtney Crumrin: Ongoing #1Courtney Crumrin and the Coven of Mystics Vol. 2: Special EditionGoldie Vance Vol. 1Emily and the Strangers Vol. 1: The Battle of the BandsCautionary Fables and Fairytales Vol. 1Jonesy Vol. 1The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1: Squirrel PowerMouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 1

Also for the heck of it, previously (in the past year) read MG GNs (tipping into YA towards the end of the list):

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Finally, non-MG GNs read or re-read since July.

Product DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsProduct DetailsX-O Manowar Vol. 4: Homecoming Irredeemable Digital Omnibus Vol. 1Irredeemable Digital Omnibus Vol. 2Incorruptible Digital OmnibusJosie & the Pussycats (2016-) #1Josie & the Pussycats (2016-) #2Josie & The Pussycats (2016-) #3Josie & the Pussycats (2016-) #4Red Sonja Vol. 1: Queen of PlaguesGenerations: Banner Hulk & The Totally Awesome Hulk (2017) #1Sex Criminals Vol. 1Civil War Star Trek Classics Vol. 1: The Gorn CrisisLetter 44 Vol. 2Umbrella Academy Vol. 1: Apocalypse SuiteIvar, Timewalker Vol. 2: Breaking HistoryInvincible Vol. 1: Family MattersInvincible Vol. 2: Eight is EnoughInvincible Vol. 3: Perfect StrangersInvincible Vol. 4: Head of the ClassInvincible Vol. 5: The Facts of LifeInvincible Vol. 6: A Different WorldInvincible Vol. 7: Three's CompanyInvincible Vol. 8: My Favorite MartianInvincible Vol. 9: Out of This WorldInvincible Vol. 10: Who's the Boss?Faith Vol. 1: Hollywood & VineAfterlife With Archie Vol. 1: Escape From RiverdaleAfterlife With Archie #6Afterlife With Archie #7Afterlife With Archie #8Afterlife With Archie #9Afterlife With Archie #10Violenzia Rock & Stone Vol. 1Scott Pilgrim Vol. 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life - Color EditionScott Pilgrim Vol. 2: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - Color EditionCautionary Fables and Fairytales Vol. 1Emily the Strange Vol. 1: Lost, Dark, and BoredJosephine Vol. 1CapedBitch Planet Vol. 1: Extraordinary MachineAll-New Wolverine Vol. 1: The Four SistersAll-New Wolverine Vol. 2: Civil War IIWolverine: Old Man Logan Vol. 0 : Warzones!The Woods Vol. 1The Woods Vol. 2The Woods Vol. 3The Woods Vol. 4The Woods Vol. 5Infinity Locke & Key Vol. 1: Welcome To LovecraftLocke & Key Vol. 2: Head GamesLocke & Key Vol. 3: Crown of ShadowsAll-New X-Men: Inevitable Vol. 1: Ghosts Of CyclopsAll-New X-Men: Inevitable Vol. 2: Apocalypse WarsA+X Vol. 1: =AwesomeBack to the Future Vol. 1: Untold Tales and Alternate TimelinesAliens Omnibus Vol. 1Aliens Omnibus Vol. 2Atomic Robo & The Fightin' Scientists of TesladyneAtomic Robo & The Dogs of WarAtomic Robo & The Shadow From Beyond TimeAtomic Robo & Other StrangenessAtomic Robo & The Deadly Art of ScienceAtomic Robo & The Ghost of Station XAtomic Robo & The Flying She-Devils of The PacificAtomic Robo & The Savage Sword of Doctor DinosaurAtomic Robo & The Knights of The Golden CircleThe Trial of Atomic Robo Six Gun Gorilla Young Inhumans The SpireThe Legendaries Vol. 1: The Stone of JovéniaRachel Rising Vol. 1: Shadow of DeathRachel Rising Vol. 2: Fear No MalusRachel Rising Vol. 3: Cemetery SongsRachel Rising Vol. 4: Winter GravesRachel Rising Vol. 5: Night ComethRachel Rising Vol. 6: Secrets KeptRachel Rising Vol. 7: Dust To DustLove & Rockets: New Stories #1Love & Rockets: New Stories #2Love & Rockets: New Stories #3Love & Rockets: New Stories #4Love & Rockets: New Stories #5Love & Rockets: New Stories #6Love & Rockets: New Stories #7Love & Rockets: New Stories #8Princeless: Book One: Save YourselfPrinceless: Book Two: Get Over YourselfPrinceless- Raven: The Pirate Princess Vol. 1: Captain Raven and the All-Girl Pirate CrewPrinceless: The Pirate PrincessPrinceless Vol. 4: Be YourselfPrinceless: Make YourselfPrinceless- Raven: The Pirate Princess Vol. 2: Free WomenPrinceless- Raven: The Pirate Princess Vol. 3: Two Boys, Five Girls, and Three Love StoriesPrinceless Vol. 1: Short Stories CollectionAlabaster Shadows The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1: The Faust ActAdventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift #1Giant Days Vol. 1Giant Days Vol. 2Giant Days Vol. 3Hopeless Savages Vol. 1Power UpRat Queens Vol. 1: Sass & SorceryRunaways Vol. 1: Pride and JoyRunaways Vol. 2: Teenage WastelandKevin Keller Vol. 1Kevin Keller Vol. 2: Drive Me CrazyWet Moon Vol. 1: Feeble Wanderings (New Edition)Jem and the Holograms (2015-) #1The Infinite Loop #1 (of 6)The Infinite Loop #2 (of 6)Amazing Agent Jennifer Vol. 1Amazing Agent Jennifer Vol. 2The Amazing World of Gumball Vol. 1: Fairy Tale TroubleHulk: Visionaries - Peter David Vol. 1Hauteville House Vol. 1: ZeldaEkho Vol. 1: New YorkGolden City Vol. 1: Wreck RaidersAlice Matheson Vol. 1: Day ZDeepwater Prison Vol. 1: ConstellationChronicles of The Dragon Knights Vol. 1: JainaChronicles Of The Dragon Knights Vol. 2: AkanahApproved for Adoption Terrible Lizard #1 (of 5)Blood Feud Vol. 1The Auteur: Sister Bambi Junior Braves of the Apocalypse #1The Secret History of D.B. Cooper Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson: Moon Called Vol. 15 Ronin Zombies Assemble (2017) #0Aphrodite IX Vol. 1The Love Bunglers

Addendum (9/12/17): Both my libraries’ digital collections, Prime Reading, and Kindle Unlimited have essentially been tapped out, so Comixology Unlimited Free Trial begins!  Some included above, below, what I’ve downloaded but not yet read. (I’ve already started purchasing my favorites in physical form.)

 

Bee and Puppycat Vol. 1Bee and Puppycat Vol. 2Bee and Puppycat Vol. 3

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After years of this, that, and the other, I’m writing more frequently. I may or may not post selections, thoughts, etc about that here.

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