Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. There is a new subject each week and this week's theme is "Top Ten Graphic Novels".
I don't read many graphic novels but here are a few that I liked. The first two are based on the authors' youth. In Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi writes about her childhood in Iran during the revolution and in March: Vol. 1, John Lewis describes his involvement with the civil rights movement as a young man.
Persepolis: Vol. 1 by Marjane Satrapi
March: Vol. 1 by John Lewis
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Gene Luen Yang writes about what it's like to grow up Chinese American using three different narratives that somehow intersect. One boy just wants to fit in and be "All American" and another is embarrassed by his visiting cousin's antics. The third story is about the Monkey King who wants to join the gods but is rejected.
Ms. Marvel: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Nimona wants to be a sidekick to supervillain Sir Ballister Blackheart but he is having none of it. She ignores this and set about showing him how useful she can be as he attempts to get revenge on Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin by proving that he isn't really a hero.
Agent Gates and the Secret Adventures of Devonton Abbey by Camaren Subhiyah
Agent Gates is a spoof of Downton Abbey. The illustrator captures the characters of the original very well and the names make it easy to figure out who is who (Agent Gates=Mr. Bates, O'Malley=O'Brien, etc.). It is a fun story that combines espionage and Downton Abbey.