Realistic Fiction

Select grade level from links on left to view recommended graphic novels, or check out these great women authors and illustrators who have written/illustrated realistic fiction graphic novels and comics.

Abouet, Marguerite


Anthony, Jessica


Araki, Mari

Tina's Mouth


Arnoldi, Katherine

The Amazing True Story of a Teenage Single Mom


Barr, Donna

Dignify Science: stories about women scientists


Bell, Gabrielle

Lucky, Cecil and Jordan in New York


Castellucci, Cecil

The PLAIN Janes


Clugston, Chynna

Blue Monday


Davila, Claudia

Luz Sees the Light

Doucet, Julie

My New York Diary, 365 Days

Emerson, Sharon


Gulledge, Laura Lee

Page by Paige


Hayden, Jennifer




Holm, Jennifer L


Kashyap , Keshni

Tina's Mouth


Kominsky-Crumb, Aline

Need More Love, Sophie Crumb: Evolution of a Crazy Artist

Kurilla, Renee


Lia, Simone

Fluffy, Please God, Find Me a Husband,

Mucha, Corinne

Freshman: Tales of Ninth Grade Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense

Oleksyk, Sarah


Reed, M.K.



Simmonds, Posy

Tamara Drewe, Gemma Bovery


Takako, Shimura

Wandering Son

Weinstein, Lauren R

Girl Stories

White, Tracy

How I Made it to 18