There’s nothing quite like the feeling of going “back to school.” A new school year is full of possibilities—things to learn, friends to meet, and challenges to face. Here are some graphic novels that capture that fresh beginning feeling, in which the characters head back to school and start to study up on ghosts, zombies, friendships, gaming, and more!
Delightful graphic novel about a little girl (bunny) growing up, experiencing the normal challenges of starting school, making friends, and for her especially, navigating her loss of hearing.
A girl falls down a well and comes back up with a ghost. No, this isn’t The Addams Family meets Lassie. After immigrating from Russia, Anya works hard to become an “American teen,” while also dealing with typical teen problems like an impossible crush, gym class, and an annoying little brother. Her life gets much more complicated after the incident at the well….
This novel is a snappy examination of gaming ethics and economics. At school Anda learns about and eventually joins a massive multi-player role-playing game, gaining friends, confidence and a few life lessons as she connects with others around the world–including a teen in China who plays the game for a living.
After being home schooled her entire life, Maggie enrolls in public school for her first year of high school. Will she make friends? Will her loving family heal from a recent heartbreak? Will that pesky ghost stop haunting her? Will she (and you) fall for the mysterious mohawked guy by the end of the book? Read to find out!
When an outgoing, beautiful jock is paired with an introverted, handsome geek for a school science project, bats will swing, fungus will infect, and romance will prevail. For readers who like to laugh, swoon, and cry “yuck!” in equal quantities when reading.