‘A Mighty Girl’ is a website which allows you to view their world’s largest collection of books, toys, and movies for smart, confident and courageous girls.
They have kindly showcased a list of fantastic graphic novels with a quick synopsis and the recommended age. These particular novels were chosen to show that they are not just for younger ages but for all ages to enjoy. With graphic novels aimed at teens, they all tackle even more challenging material, exploring more complex worlds and characters that are more understandable for an older audience.
With these stories set in both real-life and fantasy, they explore very relevant challenges that our modern teens face every day like the difficult social issues such as war, abuse, addiction etc. They show great complexity and depth into the story to engage the reader.
I picked out 8 from the list which stood out to me.
First up is…
Ms. Marvel: No Normal
Written by: Noelle Stevenson
Illustrated by: Noelle
I choose this novel because as much as people love a good hero, what’s more interesting than a good villain, in this case, the anti-hero.
The Complete Persepolis
This One Summer
The Tale of One Bad Rat
Beatrix Potter tale. After fleeing for her sexual abusive father Helen ends up homeless in 1990’s London. Read the different emotions and thoughts she goes through with this heartbreaking and soulful story as once again this graphic novel tackles issues of abuse and recovery in a gritty but compassionate way.