US History Goes Graphic

we the people
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice ... and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of  America."

Booth by C C ColbertBooth by C.C. Colbert

The story of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassin—one of the greatest villains of United States history—a killer who was also an actor, a lover, a doubter, and, in his own mind, a patriot.



Drowned CityDrowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans by Don Brown
A graphic account of the events of Hurricane Katrina and its effects on the city of New Orleans and its people, detailing selflessness, heroism, and courage, while also pointing out incompetence, racism, and criminality. 

Bloody Chester by JT PettyBloody Chester by JT Petty

Welcome to the Old West: a lawless cesspool populated by losers, lunatics and murderers. When you're a skinny teenager with no family and name like Chester Kates, your options are limited - it's start a fight or roll over and die.



Kings in Disguise by James VanceKings in Disguise by James Vance

It is January 1932, and movie-loving Freddie Bloch is trading his father's liquor bottles for the cost a matinee: "Dreams were only a dime, but empty bottles [only] brought a penny apiece." When his father disappears and his brother gets arrested, Freddie finds himself homeless and adrift, trying to survive during the Detroit labor riots and amid the furor of violent, anti-communist mobs. Followed by On the Ropes.


The Silence of Our FriendsThe Silence of Our Friends by Mark Long & Jim Demonakos

As the civil rights struggle heats up in 1967 Texas, two families--one white, one black--find common ground. The white family, from a notoriously racist neighborhood in the suburbs, and the black family, from its poorest ward, cross Houston's color line to win the freedom of five black college students unjustly charged with the murder of a policeman.


The United States Constitution: a graphic AdaptationThe United States Constitution

Can you believe it? More than 200 years have passed and we are still arguing about the best ways to interpret our Constitution. See how it all began!  We the People of the United States need to know what's in this document that the world has been talking about since it was written way back in 1787.

Latino USA by Ilan StavansLatino U. S. A. by Ilan Stavans

Conquest and exploration, 1492-1890. Into the cauldron, 1891-1957. Upheaval, 1958-1977. In search of a mainstream, 1978-1998.  Welcome to gringolandia : 1998-mañana.



Race to IncarcerateRace to Incarcerate: a graphic retelling by Sabrina Jones and Marc Mauer

An indictment of the United States justice system first published in 1999 by Mauer, who works with The Sentencing Project. 



T-minus: the race to the moonT-minus: the race to the moon by Jim Ottaviani

The whole world followed the countdown to sending the first men to the moon. This is the story of the people who made it happen, both in the rockets and behind the scenes.



21: the Story of Roberto Clemente"21"  the story of Roberto Clemente by Wilfred Santiago

A “complete player." 12 Gold Glove Awards, 4 National League batting titles, 12 All-Star Game selections, 2 World Series Championships, World Series MVP. And a philanthropist, teacher, and fierce advocate for Puerto Ricans and the people of Latin America. 

March Book 1 by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

March by John Lewis

Chronicles Lewis' lifelong struggle -- from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington to the halls of Congress -- for civil rights and justice. In three volumes.



Vietnamerica by GB TranVietnamerica: a family's journey by GB Tran (GN 920 T685av)

The author, who is the son of Vietnamese immigrants, describes how he learned his tragic ancestral history and the impact of the Vietnam War on his family while visiting their homeland years later.



People's History of American EmpireA People's History of American Empire by Howard Zinn

Adapted from the bestselling grassroots history of the United States, the story of America in the world, told in comics form. Zinn, who died in 2010, was a respected historian, playwright, and activist. He wrote the classic A People's History of the United States.


Escape to Gold MountainEscape to Gold Mountain by David H.T. Wong

Graphic history of the Chinese experience in North America over the last 150 years, beginning with the immigration of Chinese to "Gold Mountain."