Read Harder 2018: A Comic Written or Drawn by a Person of Color

The eighth installment of this year’s Read Harder challenge asks readers to find a comic written or drawn by a person of color.  While there are many available in our collection, we’ve highlighted a few to get started.  We also have an extended list on our website – just find the Read Harder 2018 tab and click on “A Comic Written or Drawn by a Person of Color”.  As always, click on a cover or a title to place a hold.

Bingo Love by Tee Franklin
GRAPHIC NOVEL BINGO

“When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-’60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage.”


Bitch Planet by Valentine De Landro; Taki Soma
GRAPHIC NOVEL BITCH

“In a future just a few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman’s failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords will result in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. When the newest crop of fresh femmes arrive, can they work together to stay alive or will hidden agendas, crooked guards, and the deadliest sport on (or off!) Earth take them to their maker?”

 


Everyone’s A Aliebn When Ur A Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun
GRAPHIC NOVEL EVERYONE

“Here is the unforgettable story of Jomny, a lonely alien who, for the first time ever, finds a home on our planet after learning that earthlings can feel lonely too. Jomny finds friendship in a bear tired of other creatures running away in fear, an egg struggling to decide what to hatch into, an owl working its way to being wise, a tree feeling stuck in one place, a tadpole coming to terms with turning into a frog, a dying ghost, a puppy unable to express itself, and many more. Through this story of a lost, lonely and confused alien finding friendship, acceptance, and love among the creatures of Earth, we will all learn how to be a little more human.”


New Super-man Vol. 1 by Gene Luen Yang
GRAPHIC NOVEL SUPER-MA

“An impulsive act of heroism thrusts an arrogant young man into the limelight of Shanghai as China begins to form its own Justice League of powerful heroes. As the government creates their own Superman, will they live to regret the person they’ve chosen? Rising from the ashes of SUPERMAN: THE FINAL DAYS OF SUPERMAN and the death of the Man of Steel, will this New Super-Man step up to the challenge, or be crushed under the weight of his hubris and inexperience?”


This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki; Jilliam Tamaki
GRAPHIC NOVEL THIS

“Rose and her parents have been going to Awago Beach since she was a little girl. It’s her summer getaway, her refuge. Her friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had, completing her summer family. But this summer is different. Rose’s mom and dad won’t stop fighting, and Rose and Windy have gotten tangled up in a tragedy-in-the-making in the small town of Awago Beach. It’s a summer of secrets and heartache, and it’s a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.”

 

 

Happy reading!
-Amanda, Adult Reference