Shelf Care, Episode #15: Graphic Novels for Every Reader

On this episode of Booklist’s Shelf Care: The Podcast, host Susan Maguire talks to the Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table’s Jessica Jenner about the Best Graphic Novels for Adults reading list, audio editor Heather Booth gives us the skinny on the Odyssey Award winners, and Adult Books associate editor Annie Bostrom and I figure out who is more of a Kristy.

Here’s what we talked about:

2020 Best Graphic Novels for Adults

Year of the Rabbit, by Tian Veasna, illustrated by the author, and translated by Helge Dascher

Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, by Damian Duffy and Octavia Butler and illustrated by John Jennings

Come Home, Indio, by Jim Terry

Best Graphic Novels for Adults Reading List nomination form

Fighting Words, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and read by Bahni Turpin

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds and read by Jason Reynolds

Clap When You Land, by Elizabeth Acevedo and read by Elizabeth Acevedo and Melania-Luisa Marte

When Stars are Scattered, by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed and read by a full cast

Kent State, by Deborah Wiles and read by a full cast

We Are the Baby-Sitters Club: Growing Up Bookish and Bossy with the Iconic Series, edited by Marisa Crawford and Megan Milks

Nightbitch, by Rachel Yoder

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