20+ Graphic Novels that English Teachers Love


Ever look around the graphic novel section of a library or bookstore and wonder which ones should ACTUALLY go into your classroom shelves?

Fear not, for 20 of us English teachers have gathered to share our top favorites with you. Some are adaptations of classics or YA favorites, and some are original graphic novels.

(Click on the name of the person who recommended the book to read the full book talk!)

1. Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier
Recommended by @secondarysara. Link to Amazon.

2. Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
Recommended by @nouvelle_ela. Link to Amazon.

3. Maus, Books I and II, by Art Spiegelman
Recommended by @bespokeelaclassroom. Link to Amazon.

4. Poe: Stories and Poems
Recommended by @elaclassroom. Link to Amazon.

5. Smile, by Raina Telgemeier
Recommended by @erinbeers. Link to Amazon.

6. The Best We Could Do, by Thi Bui
Recommended by @elaeveryday. Link to Amazon.

7. Rapunzel's Revenge, by Shannon Hale
Recommended by @readingandwritinghaven. Link to Amazon.

8. Real Friends, by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham
Recommended by @hansonhallway. Link to Amazon.

9. Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi
Recommended by @stacey.lloyd. Link to Amazon.

10. The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley
Recommended by @theliterarymaven. Link to Amazon.

11. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
Recommended by @mrsorman. Link to Amazon.

12. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs
Recommended by @elabuffet. Link to Amazon.

13. A Wrinkle in Time, by Hope Larson
Recommended by @mrsspanglerinthemiddle. Link to Amazon.

14. Drama, by Raina Telgemeier
Recommended by @2peasandadog. Link to Amazon.

15. Nimona, by Noelle Stevenson
Recommended by @addiewilliams_tpt. Link to Amazon.

16. The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
Recommended by @literarysherri. Link to Amazon.

17. Beowulf: Monster Slayer by Paul D. Storrie
Recommended by @studyallknight. Link to Amazon.

18. American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang
Recommended by @thedaringenglishteacher. Link to Amazon.

19. Swing it, Sunny, by Jennifer L. Holm
Recommended by @readitwriteitlearnit. Link to Amazon.

20. What It Is, by Lynda Barry
Recommended by @nowsparkcreativity. Link to Amazon.

What other suggestions do you have? 
Tell us in the comments!

2 comments

  1. Lumberjanes• My 7th grade students love these and they’re a series.

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  2. Abina and the Important Men. This graphic novel is non-fiction and I’ve had to replace it 3 times since it is so popular with students.

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