Working through times of setbacks and Grand Slam glory, Serena Williams has become a role model for a new generation of tennis players, and it's all captured in this graphic biography. From an early age, Serena trained to be a force on the tennis court. Alongside her talented sister Venus, she rose up through the ranks until she was competing in—and dominating—the world's most elite tournaments. Follow along as she amazes everyone with her powerful, strategic playing style and also speaks out against racism and sexism in the tennis world.
In an era of discrimination, Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson broke Major League Baseball's race barrier. Before Robinson took his place at first base, the majors discriminated against African-American athletes, denying them a chance to compete. Despite facing harassment from fans and other players, Robinson stayed focused on the game, becoming the MLB Rookie of the Year in 1947 and later a baseball legend. This graphic biography follows Robinson's time on semi-pro teams, his days in the US military, and his history-making experience with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
In 1936, Adolf Hitler attempted to make the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany, a showcase of Nazi superiority with a new stadium and the first television broadcast of the Games. He didn't account for African-American sprinter and long jumper James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens, who smashed records throughout his track and field career. Owens turned Hitler's Olympic vision on its head by winning four gold medals in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and long jump. Along the way, he broke or equaled nine Olympic records and set three world records. In graphic nonfiction style, this biography takes readers from Owens's early life to his historic athletic triumphs.
This graphic biography shows readers the moments that have defined Colin Kaepernick’s life as a quarterback and an activist. His talent and determination made him a college football success and brought him to the National Football League. As a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, he led his team to multiple playoffs and even competed in the Super Bowl. When outrage over violence against African Americans became a national movement, Kaepernick joined the protests. His decision cost him his career in football, but he gained a voice heard worldwide.
The ocean can be dangerous when you don't know what's below the waves. Read the gripping tale of survival following a shark attack in this graphic novel.
Join Mikias Mohammed at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee as he fights to survive a terrifying tornado.
A day at the beach turns into a close call when a surfer steps on a stonefish. Follow along on the gripping tale of survival in this graphic novel.
What happens when the past and present collide? The patients and staff at the Royal Derby Hospital might have found out after they built the hospital on top of an old Roman road. Many say a Roman soldier walks the hallways of this hospital. But what does the phantom soldier want? Read this graphic story to find out.
An encounter with a box jellyfish adds killer tentacles to a day of surf and sun. Read the gripping tale of survival in this graphic novel.
Rod Liberal was struck by lightening while climbing a mountain in Teton National Park, Wyoming. Join Rod and his friends on the journey from survival to recovery.
Follow paramedics Michelle McInnis and her partner as they fight to save people during a deadly Chicago heat wave.
Libraries are a great place to read, play, and gather. But are libraries a gathering place for ghosts and spirits, too? Some people think the Sweetwater County Library might be home to the spirits of those whose graves were dug up during building. Read this spooky graphic story to find out more!
Amusement parks are a place of excited laughter and thrill seekers. Now abandoned and overgrown, explore Lincoln Park and its most terrifying ride.
What happens when a diver gets too comfortable with wild animals? Discover a diver's dangerous encounter with a moray eel. You'll think twice before getting too close to creatures after reading this graphic novel.
Many left New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. But Trina and Keia Peters were still home as the floodwaters rushed over the city's levees and came racing toward their house. How did they make it out as everything around them was being destroyed by a hurricane? Follow along in this graphic story of real-life survival.
Join Li Anning and her classmates in Beichuan, China, as they fight to survive an earthquake that caused their school to collapse around them.
A fun swim in the ocean takes a dramatic turn when a beachgoer finds out that he's not swimming alone. Follow the story of man versus Portuguese man-of-war in this gripping graphic novel.
Many criminals have been imprisoned at Alcatraz. But what else is locked up there? Do the ghosts and spirits of many former prisoners haunted the cells and hallways? Read this spooky book to find out.
Randy Kraxberger never expected his beautiful day skiing to be interrupted by a dangerous blizzard. Follow along with this action-packed graphic depiction of Randy's real-life survival.
What really happened during a mysterious crash landing in Aurora, Texas? Did the townspeople find an alien and its broken ship? Or is there another explanation for the story? Turn the pages of this graphic story to find out.
Explore the haunted history of the Winchester Mystery House in this engaging graphic novel. Was this house built to appease angry ghosts? Turn the pages to find out . . . if you dare.
Disguised as a man, Mary Read set sail from Holland in the 1700s. Her thirst for adventure led her into daring acts, from cannonfire-filled raids to heroic duels. This graphic title traces Read’s life from her early days in the military to her adventures on the high seas as a privateer, mutineer, and feared pirate. Engaging dialogue and detailed illustrations draw readers in, while quotes, a map, and a timeline add historical context. Readers will love learning about the swashbuckling life of the Caribbean’s most fierce pirate in disguise!
Charging into battle surrounded by smoking fuses, Blackbeard was a terrifying foe to face! In this action-packed graphic narrative, colorful illustrations and engaging dialogue tell the true story of Blackbeard, from his days as Edward Teach to his infamous blockade of Charleston. Historical quotes, a timeline, and a map give the story additional context for this high-interest title on the world’s most notorious pirate!
Many sailors once believed that women were bad luck on ships. But Anne Bonny quickly proved them wrong! This fearless pirate held her own during raids and battles, wielding a pistol and cutlass to cut down rivals. In this engaging graphic novel, reluctant readers will follow Anne Bonny from her childhood in Ireland to her days as a privateer-turned-pirate in the Caribbean. Historic quotes, a map, and a timeline add historical context. Readers of this seafaring text will soon understand why Anne Bonny is considered the pirate queen of the Caribbean!
Mark Twain allows the reader to live life through the eyes of the mischievous Tom Sawyer- the fear of being in the cemetary at the wrong time, the anxiety of being chased by Injun Joe, the excitement of finding buried treasure, the joy of being carefree, and the guilt of hurting Aunt Polly. Join Tom, Huck, Injun Joe, Aunt Polly, and the others on a roller coaster of emotions and excitement without ever leaving your favorite reading chair!