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Black History Month Book Recs

Check out these graphic novels by Black creators, this month and every month

Middle Grade:

  • New Kid by Jerry Craft

  • Class Act by Jerry Craft

  • Twins by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright

  • Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas

  • Miles Morales: Shock Waves by Justin A. Reynolds and Pablo Leon

  • Miles Morales: Stranger Tides by Justin A. Reynolds and Pablo Leon

  • Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands by Roseanne A. Brown, Natacha Bustos, and Cris Peter

Young Adult:

  • Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys, Andrew Weiner, and Brittney Williams

  • Quincredible Series by Rodney Barnes and Selina Espiritu

  • Nubia: real one by L. L. McKinney and Robyn Smith

  • Mister Miracle by Varian Johnson and Daniel Isles

  • Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

  • Black AF: America’s Sweetheart by Kwanza Osajyefo

  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

  • Fights: One Boy's Triumph Over Violence by Joel Christian Gill

  • Monster by Guy A. Sims

  • I Am Alfonso Jones by Today Medina

  • Eve by Victor LaVelle

  • Destroyer by Victor LaVelle

  • Kamikaze series by Alan Tupper, Carrie Tupper, and Havana Nguyen


  • Kindred by Octavia Butler and Damian Duffy

  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler and Damian Duffy

  • Bingo Love by Tee Franklin

  • Shuri by Nnedi Okorafor

  • Naomi: Season One by Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker, and Jamal Campbell

  • Far Sector by N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell

  • Hot Comb by Ebony Flowers

  • LaGuardia by Nnedi Okorafor

  • Aya by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie

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