• Some non-fiction graphic novels that span history, science and politics.
  • Persepolis: Marjane Satrapi’s wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. My 13-year-old loved it.
  • Hey Kiddo: Jarrett J Krosoczka’s memoir of growing up in a family afflicted by addiction, and the redemptive qualities of art.
  • Relish: Lucy Knisley’s memoir is for readers who love food and reading about food.
  • Sapiens: By Yuval Noah Harari, David Vandermeulen and Daniel Casanave, the graphic novel version of Harari’s 2011 non-fiction book is stunningly illustrated and brings the original alive for young readers.
  • Human Body Theatre: Maris Wicks is a former science educator from Massachusetts who knows how to get young children interested in science. Goofy, entertaining and informative, this book ticks all the boxes.