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.

Browse Graphic Novels That Teach History

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)
Continue reading
csm_book
Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)
(2013)
Continue reading
The Great American Dust Bowl Book Poster Image
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
By Don Brown
(2013)
(2013)
Continue reading
csm_book
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
(2013)
(2013)
Continue reading
Beyond the Burning Time Book Poster Image
Fascinating, graphic look at Salem witch trials.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2003)
(1994)
Continue reading
csm_book
Sensitive graphic-novel memoir of '80s Polish childhood.
By Marzena Sowa
(2011)
(2011)
Continue reading
Intense nonfiction graphic novel chronicles 2005 disaster.
By Don Brown
(2015)
(2015)
Continue reading

Other great lists from our editors