Happy February everyone! Who's getting snowed in? Or perhaps a better question would be "is there anyone who ISN'T getting snowed in?" Anyway. Anna and I have been doing a lot of graphic novel reading lately, focusing on graphic novels with female protagonists. Girls like graphic novels. Really, they do. I think there's still a conception that girls don't read graphic novels, long carried over from "girls don't read comic books" which also isn't (and wasn't) true. Shojo manga gained popularity with girls, and while those are fun, not all girls are looking for light romances. If we as librarians don't show girls all the different kinds of graphic novels that are out there, they'll never know the fabulous that they are missing!
Thusly, we declare February Great Graphic Novels for Girls Month. We will review all different sorts of graphic novels, from all different genres, with female protagonist or that we think will appeal to girls. Please let us know if there are any graphic novels you think would be great for girls.