Graphic Novels That Teach History

You don't need a textbook to learn about people and events in other eras. These days kids can discover exciting history in graphic novels. This popular blend of art and story makes history come alive in easy-to-follow illustrated panels in a wide range of titles that are as accessible as comic books. For more visual storytelling, check out our Graphic Novels and Wonderful Wordless Books

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Best Shot in the West: The Adventures of Nat Love Book Poster Image
Gripping nonfiction graphic novel brings Old West to life.
By Patricia C. McKissack, Frederick L. McKissack
(2012)
(2012)
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The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler Book Poster Image
Gripping true story of devout man who tried to stop Hitler.
By John Hendrix
(2018)
(2018)
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Boxers & Saints Book Poster Image
Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)
(2013)
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The Great American Dust Bowl Book Poster Image
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
By Don Brown
(2013)
(2013)
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March: Book One Book Poster Image
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
(2013)
(2013)
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Beyond the Burning Time Book Poster Image
Fascinating, graphic look at Salem witch trials.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2003)
(1994)
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Marzi Book Poster Image
Sensitive graphic-novel memoir of '80s Polish childhood.
By Marzena Sowa
(2011)
(2011)
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Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans Book Poster Image
Intense nonfiction graphic novel chronicles 2005 disaster.
By Don Brown
(2015)
(2015)
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The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees Book Poster Image
Compassionate graphic novel account of refugees' struggle.
By Don Brown
(2018)
(2018)
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Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey Book Poster Image
Clever, heartfelt graphic memoir great for girls and boys.
By Ozge Samanci
(2015)
(2015)
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