My Favorite Thing is Monsters
by Emil Ferris
This captivating story is a nostalgic depiction of Chicago in the late 1960’s and an imaginative narrative about 10-year-old amateur detective, part werewolf (as she sees it), Karen Reyes. Our protagonist faces demons, imagined and real, as she tries to solve the possible murder of her reclusive upstairs neighbor. If you have never picked up a graphic novel before, make this award-winning book your first.