Best of 2015: Nonfiction & Graphic Novels (updated!)

The last category in my Best of 2015 – Graphic Novels & Nonfiction – highlights my weakness.  Hint: it’s not GN’s (thanks to a GN-crazy daughter and student body).  No surprises: it’s nonfiction. No excuses – I’ve got to do better! Of those I did read, these are ones that stood out.

Best depiction of what middle school is really like: Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova

Best superhero-turns-boy-turns-superhero: Hilo by Judd Winick (yes, THE Judd Winick from MTV’s Real World!)

Best can-do attitide (and amazing color): Roller Girl by Victoria Jameson

Best “this is how every history class focusing on Watergate should be taught” primer: Most Dangerous by Steve Sheinkin

Best to share when making gingerbread houses…or when studying the American Revolution: Gingerbread for Liberty! by Mara Rockliff

Best true-crime picture book biography: Tricky Vic by Greg Pizzoli

Best reminder why music matters: Trombone Shorty by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews

Best page-turning layout for reluctant readers: Totally Wacky Facts About Exploring Space  by Emma Carlson Berne (Mind Benders series)

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