HUSH Podcast #133 — What I Read: Graphic Memoirs

Show Notes

Joining us in the studio:

Debbie Stanton is a Public Services Supervisor at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. She coaches the staff who work the front lines to help create amazing customer experiences. Debbie is new to Topeka, but not new to librarianship or to sharing great book recommendations.

“Graphic memoirs are illustrated accounts of a person’s life told through their own words and their own drawings,” said Debbie. “These books are also called illustrated memoirs or graphic novel autobiographies. For the sake of argument, I’m considering books that are 50 percent or more illustrated to be “graphic.” Graphic just means illustrated or drawn usually, but not always, in comic book fashion (illustrated panels).”

Debbie’s recommendation for finding graphic memoirs is “Just Grab!” Taking a giant stack of books home gives you lots of options to read and explore, and graphic memoirs and other titles in the graphic novel format read quickly, so don’t be intimidated by bigger, longer books. Her annotated booklist will make it easy for you to place a hold on all of her recommendations.

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Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book discussion leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, and frequent library customer. She loves her kids, being a librarian, living in Topeka, and helping people form connections and community. (She's the Community Connections Librarian!) She reads a new book every few days, but is enjoying the audiobook of "Empress of Forever" by Max Gladstone, the ebook "When We Were Magic" by Sarah Gailey and is eagerly awaiting John Scalzi's "The Last Emperox" in April!