Collection Size: 1,700+ volumes
The TDRL Graphic Novel Collection is made up of titles written predominantly in the sequential art format and includes books for young people from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Since graphic novels are considered a specific format, all genres of literature are a part of this collection including general fiction/nonfiction, memoirs and biographies, adaptations of classical literature, manga, historical fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, and more.
Graphic novels are included in the TDRL collection for educational purposes including curriculum application, reader identity development, bibliotherapeutic uses, and to promote the love of reading.
The TDRL strives to create inclusive collections which reflect a wide range of stories, settings, and topics relevant to the diverse identities and needs of the P-12 students in our communities.
NOTE: It should not be assumed that because these titles contain “cartoons” that they are age appropriate for all students. It is recommended that titles be individually evaluated for developmentally appropriate content before sharing with youth audiences.