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Adele M.'s Book Lists
Teen LGBTQ Comics! (12 titles)
Does what it says on the tin.
Classic Lit Graphic Novels (27 titles)
The comics your mom (might) let you read.
Urban Fiction Audiobooks on CD (32 titles)

Urban Teen Fiction Audiobooks on CD (7 titles)

Urban Crime and Suspense (18 titles)

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Cover ArtTreasure Island
by Chauvel, David
Young Jim Hawkins discovers an old treasure map and sets out on a harrowing voyage to a faraway island. The violent sea is just the first of many obstacles, as Jim soon learns there are dangerous men seeking the same treasure.   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 3:08PM

Cover ArtThe Odyssey : adapted from the epic poem by Homer
by Thomas, Roy, 1940-
Odysseus, one of the great Greek warriors of the Trojan War, has not arrived home. His ship is blown off course by the vengeful sea god Poseidon, thus leading the hero into a series of awesome adventures that form a cornerstone of Western literature - the greatest voyage in all mythology!   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 3:03PM

Cover ArtThe alchemist : a graphic novel
by Ruiz, Derek, 1980-
An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasures found within.   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 3:03PM

Cover ArtThe metamorphosis
by Kuper, Peter, 1958-
A brilliant, darkly comic reimagining of Kafka's classic tale of family, alienation, and a giant bug.   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 3:02PM

Cover ArtThe trial : a graphic novel
by Montellier, Chantal
The Trial is a graphic adaptation of Franz Kafka's famous novel, illustrated by one of France's leading graphic artists. The darkly humorous tale follows Joseph K, who is arrested one morning for unexplained reasons and forced to struggle against an absurd judicial process.He finds himself thrown from one disorientating encounter to the next as he becomes increasingly desperate to prove his innocence in the face of unknown charges. In its stark portrayal of an authoritarian bureaucracy trampling over the lives of its estranged citizens.   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 3:02PM

Cover ArtThe Graphic Canon 3 : Heart of Darkness to Hemingway to Infinite Jest
by Kick, Russell.
The classic literary canon meets the comics artists, illustrators, and other artists who have remade reading in Russ Kick's magisterial, three-volume, full-color The Graphic Canon, volumes 1, 2, and 3. Volume 3 brings to life the literature of the end of the 20th century and the start of the 21st, including a Sherlock Holmes mystery, an H.G. Wells story, an illustrated guide to the Beat writers, a one-act play from Zora Neale Hurston, a disturbing meditation on Naked Lunch, Rilke's soul-stirring Letters to a Young Poet, Ana s Nin's diaries, the visions of Black Elk, the heroin classic The Man With the Golden Arm (published four years before William Burroughs' Junky), and the postmodernism of Thomas Pynchon, David Foster Wallace, Kathy Acker, Raymond Carver, and Donald Barthelme... (click link above and select the "summary" tab for more).   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 3:01PM

Cover ArtCharles Darwin's On the origin of species : a graphic adaptation
by Keller, Michael, 1976-
A stunning graphic adaptation of one of the most famous, contested, and important books of all time. Few books have been as controversial or as historically significant as Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Since the moment it was released on November 24, 1859, Darwin's masterwork has been heralded for changing the course of science and condemned for its implied challenges to religion. In Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, author Michael Keller and illustator Nicolle Rager Fuller introduce a new generation of readers to the original text. Including sections about his pioneering research, the book's initial public reception, his correspondence with other leading scientists, as well as the most recent breakthroughs in evolutionary theory, this riveting, beautifully rendered adaptation breathes new life into Darwin's seminal and still polarizing work.   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 2:58PM

Cover ArtBeowulf
by Hinds, Gareth, 1971-
Graphic novel adaptation of the Old English epic poem, Beowulf.   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 2:58PM

Cover ArtA study in scarlet : a Sherlock Holmes graphic novel
by Edginton, Ian.
A man's body is found in a bloodstained room -- without a scratch on it. A name has been partly written in blood on the wall. A woman's wedding ring is found.... The sensational story Sherlock Holmes traces, from a dingy London tenement to the plains of the American Wild West, provides a test case in his 'science of deduction,' but the greatest enigma to his new friend, Dr. Watson, is Sherlock Holmes himself.   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 2:57PM

Cover ArtDo androids dream of electric sheep? [1]
by Dick, Philip K.
Rick Deckard is an officially sanctioned bounty hunter tasked to find six rogue androids. They are machines, but look, sound and think just like humans -- clever, and most of all, dangerous humans.   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 2:56PM

Cover ArtRay Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 : the authorized adaptation
by Hamilton, Tim.
In a society in which books are outlawed, Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom.   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 2:55PM

Cover ArtAt the mountains of madness : a graphic novel
by Culbard, Ian
H.P. Lovecraft's terrifying horror story gets an illustrated interpretation by one of today's finest graphic novel artists. Geologist William Dyer--the narrator of this novella--is desperate to stop a research team planning a journey to Antarctica. He himself led a disastrous mission there, only to discover evidence of blood-chilling evil from beyond Earth. Will the new expedition continue its plans? And what will happen if they go?   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 2:54PM

Cover ArtDante's Divine comedy
by Chwast, Seymour.
In this, Seymour Chwast's version of Dante Alighieri's epic poem, Dante and his guide Virgil don fedoras and wander through noirish realms of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. Along the way they catalogue a multitude of sinners and saints--many of them real people to whom Dante tellingly assigned either horrible punishment or indescribable pleasure--and meet both God and Lucifer face-to-face."   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 2:54PM

Cover ArtMacbeth
by Hoshine, Ken, 1977-
The only Shakespeare play with a villain for its hero, Macbeth takes us deep inside the mind and conscience of a murderer. In this bold and inventive graphic novel, the artist Ken Hoshine re-creates Shakespeare's classic play.   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 2:21PM

Cover ArtZorro. Volume 1, Year one, trail of the fox
by Wagner, Matt
Chronicles the adventures of America's first masked super-hero--the lone and daring adventurer who fought for justice in the wilds of old California. For nearly a century, his tireless blade has rallied against the gredy and malicious striking terror into the hearts of those who will one day wear his slashing brand, the mark of Zorro.   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 2:19PM

Cover ArtThe three musketeers
by Thomas, Roy, 1940-
In seventeenth-century France, young d'Artagnan initially quarrels with, then befriends, three musketeers and joins them in trying to outwit the enemies of the king and queen.   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 2:18PM

Cover ArtStoker's Dracula
by Thomas, Roy, 1940-
Thirty years later, comics legends Roy Thomas and Dick Giordano reunite to complete their unfinished adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic tale of vampire horror, Dracula! Originally serialized in Marvel horror magazines Vampire Tales and Legion of Monsters, their meticulous retelling of Bram Stoker's tale of Gothic horror has been found in the Marvel tombs, and will at last be unleashed upon the daylight! Collects Stoker's Dracula #1-4.   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 2:12PM

Cover ArtFyodor Dostoevsky's Crime & punishment : a graphic novel
by Mairowitz, David Zane, 1943-
Dostoevsky draws a grim portrait of nineteenth century Russia, a society divided into the depraved rich and the helpless poor. Hunted by police and his own conscience, Raskolnikov is driven toward confession. He despairs that only by turning himself in will he find reprieve from his agony or, maybe, he will find salvation.   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 2:11PM

Cover ArtGreat expectations : the graphic novel : quick text version
by Green, Jen.
After harsh early years, Pip, an orphan growing up in Victorian England, is given the means to become a gentleman by an unknown benefactor and learns that outward appearances can be deceiving. Adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, Great Expectations.   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 2:09PM

Cover ArtThe sign of the four
by Edginton, Ian.
The drama begins when a woman arrives on Holmes's doorstep asking for his help finding an anonymous person who has been sending her mysterious gifts and letters. Holmes agrees to investigate--but soon he and Dr. Watson find themselves entangled in a deadly treasure hunt.   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 2:09PM

Cover ArtThe hound of the Baskervilles : a Sherlock Holmes graphic novel
by Edginton, Ian.
The Illustrated Classics graphic-novel series takes on the master of deduction with this invigorating slant on one of Conan Doyle's best-loved works. The story unfolds faithfully: Dr. Mortimer arrives at 221B Baker Street to rope Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson into the strange case of Charles Baskerville, who recently (and quite mysteriously!) became the latest in his lineage to die, possibly at the hands of the legendary beast who haunts the grounds.   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 2:08PM

Cover ArtOscar Wilde's The picture of Dorian Gray : a graphic novel
by Edginton, Ian.
"If it was I who was to be forever young and the picture that was to grow old! There is nothing in the world I would not give. I would give my soul for that."   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 2:06PM

Cover ArtFrankenstein : the graphic novel
by Cobley, Jason
A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator.   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 2:05PM

Cover ArtPride & prejudice
by Butler, Nancy, 1951-
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. Tailored from the adored Jane Austen classic, the author faithfully adapt the tale of Elizabeth Bennet and her loveable-if-eccentric family, as they navigate through tricky British social circles. Will Lizzy's father manage to marry off her five daughters, despite his wife's incessant nagging? And will Lizzy's beautiful sister Jane marry the handsome, wealthy Mr. Bingley, or will his brooding friend Mr. Darcy stand between their happiness?   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 2:05PM

Cover ArtJane Austen's Emma
by Butler, Nancy, 1951-
In the village of Highbury, young Emma Woodhouse is an expert in romance. Believing herself a matchmaker, she employs her knack for pairing people at every opportunity. According to her, she hasn't been wrong yet, and the mere thought she could be is quite preposterous. When a single young lady - Harriet Smith - arrives in Highbury, Emma is dtermined to find her a suitable gentleman caller. Between card parties, suppers, and carriage drives, everything seems to be going according to plan. However, love has other intentions! With her scheme backfiring in ways she could not anticipate, Emma finds her meddling is leading to heartbreak - her own! Can she set aside her agenda before true love goes asunder?   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 2:04PM

Cover ArtSense & sensibility
by Butler, Nancy, 1951-
Presents, in graphic novel format, a tale of English country manners in which two sisters, one sensible and one impulsive, wrestle with their attractions to unsuitable men after they are forced to leave their family home following the death of their father.   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 2:03PM

Cover ArtHamlet
by Babra, Neil, 1978-
With his father murdered and the murderer crowned king, Prince Hamlet struggles to deliver justice on his own terms even as the rest of the world writes him off as a madman. In this bold and inventive graphic novel, the artist Neil Babra re-creates Shakespeare's classic play."--   posted Dec 31, 2012 at 2:03PM

Cover ArtLove and lies
by Roby, Kimberla Lawson.
Truth and lies . . . At long last, the Reverend Curtis Black appears to be living the straight life. The all-too-human preacher is a bestselling author now, and he and his wife, Charlotte, are raising two adorable children. But the ever-suspicious Charlotte doesn't trust that Curtis has put his womanizing past behind him. While he's on the road promoting his latest book, she knows that there just needs to be one extra-devoted fan in his flock for him to stray. Secrets and lies . . . Still, Charlotte is no angel herself, and she's been keeping plenty of secrets from Curtis while he's been away. For one thing, their daughter, Marissa, is behaving bizarrely, reminding Charlotte a bit too much of the man with whom she had an affair five years ago-an affair Curtis won't let her forget. Then there are the disturbing visits from her so-called brother-in-law, a man once involved with drugs and the law. Curtis has forbidden the family to see him, but the guy simply keeps turning up on Charlotte's doorstep no matter how hard she tries to keep him away. Charlotte believes with all her heart that things will be better once Curtis comes home. Love and lies . . . But Charlotte should be careful what she wishes for. She thinks love is enough to untangle the web of lies she and Curtis have woven for themselves. What she doesn't know is that when her husband finally returns, she'll have some tough decisions to make if she wants to save her soul and salvage her marriage.   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:54PM

Cover ArtLove, honor, and betray [sound recording]
by Roby, Kimberla Lawson.
After the Reverend Curtis Black and his wife, Charlotte, must take in the illegitimate child he fathered with a mistress, who is now deceased, the two-year-old's arrival puts stress on their marriage, and soon each begins to stray, all the while suspecting the other of infidelities.   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:54PM

Cover ArtOne in a million [sound recording]
by Roby, Kimberla Lawson.
The day she receives the best news of her life, her husband receives the worst news of his. This poignant and witty story of hope and perception, expectation, and illusion shows us that sometimes what we think we have and what we think we want aren't real at all.   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:53PM

Cover ArtSecret obsession [sound recording]
by Roby, Kimberla Lawson.
Tired of living her entire life in the shadow of her sister Camille, Paige Donahue plots to steal her brother-in-law and ruin their marriage.   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:53PM

Cover ArtSin no more [sound recording]
by Roby, Kimberla Lawson.
"A man who thrives on wickedness and counts on forgiveness, Curtis Black proclaims to his wife, Charlotte, that he will sin no more. He's finally learned his lesson about straying, and he's got the repercussions of his past misdeeds to remind him. First there's his new baby daughter, Curtina, and her mother, Tabitha, Curtis's former mistress, who demands that the preacher be a part of their lives--or else! Then the interim pastor who took over while Curtis was on a book tour threatens to blackmail Curtis if he tries to push him out of the pulpit. But Curtis isn't the only one who has transgressed. In their darkest moments, husband and wife must ultimately work together to save their family, their marriage, and their souls."   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:53PM

Cover ArtThe best-kept secret [sound recording]
by Roby, Kimberla Lawson.
The Reverend Curtis Black is surely one of the cleverest ne'er-do-wells ever to set foot in a church. In this new tale, Curtis is starting over. He has a new job, a new wife (again), and a newfound will to follow the straight and narrow path of righteousness. Or so he thinks. While his spirit may be willing, the wayward preacher has a particular weakness when it comes to female flesh. Curtis hasn't ever made a promise he could keep, and before long, he's reverting to old ways. The difference now is his third wife, a woman unlike any he's encountered before. And for the first time in his life, Curtis just might have met his match...   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:52PM

Cover ArtPrecious [sound recording] : [a novel]
by Sapphire, 1950-
A self-portrait of a black teenage girl, big, fat, unloved, with a father who rapes her and a jealous mother who screams abuse. For Precious, as she is called, hope appears when a courageous teacher, a young black woman, bullies, cajoles and inspires her to learn to read. By the author of American Dreams.   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:51PM

Cover ArtA deep dark secret [sound recording]
by Roby, Kimberla Lawson.
On the outside, twelve-year-old Jillian Maxwell is the perfect child. She's helpful with chores around the house, gets straight As in school, has plans for college, and stays out of trouble. She seems to have everything a girl could want: a beautiful new home, an adoring little sister, a mother who cares about her, and an attentive stepfather. But inside, Jillian harbors a terrible secret.   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:51PM

Cover ArtNotorious [sound recording]
by Swinson, Kiki.
A criminal lawyer working in Miami, Yoshi skips town when the pressure cooker of her job threatens to turn deadly. But after landing in Norfolk, Virginia, Yoshi quickly realizes she better watch her back when she witnesses a drug dealer committing murder.   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:50PM

Cover ArtPlaying dirty [sound recording]
by Swinson, Kiki.
Yoshi Lomax loves playing dirty. She'll do whatever it takes to win a case--including bribing cops, sleeping with her superiors, and convincing her DEA pals to make evidence disappear. But when Yoshi runs out of tricks while defending a Haitian mob boss, the gangster makes one thing clear: Yoshi either wins the case or loses her life.   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:49PM

Cover ArtDutch [sound recording]
by Woods, Teri
Even while stealing cars, Dutch knew he was destined for more, and it wasn't long before he saw his chance to seize power in New Jersey. Now a Jersey kingpin, Dutch is coming under fire from an upstart DA--but it won't be easy to take down this streetwise criminal.   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:49PM

Cover ArtDutch III [sound recording] : international gangster
by Woods, Teri
In the explosive finale to Woods's Dutch trilogy, crimelord Dutch is set to go on trial for his role in "the Month of Murder." Meanwhile, his two top lieutenants are locked up, and Craze is now running the show. And when the rich and powerful Joseph Odouwo bursts onto the scene, all hell breaks loose.   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:48PM

Cover ArtTrue to the game [sound recording]
by Woods, Teri
In 1980s Philadelphia, drugs are all over the streets, making junkies sick and hustlers rich. Quadir is one such hustler. However, when he is extorted by the mafia, his million-dollar empire and his relationship with Gena are violently threatened.   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:48PM

Cover ArtTrue to the game II [sound recording]
by Woods, Teri
After Quadir's death, Gena has fallen head-over-heels for her new man, Jay. Little does she know, however, that her new flame is really Jerrell Jackson, Quadir's rival who would like nothing more than to exact revenge on Quadir's crew, starting with Gena.   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:47PM

Cover ArtTrue to the game III [sound recording]
by Woods, Teri
Saved from Jerrell's clutches by her enigmatic stalker, Gena is ready to get her life back on track. However, there's a new killer on the streets. To make matters worse, Gena and her family are targeted by some crooked cops who are hoping to score her drug money.   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:47PM

Cover ArtReal wifeys [sound recording] : [on the grind : an urban tale]
by Mink, Meesha.
Twenty-two year-old Kaeyla "Goldie" Dennis has been her man's "wifey" for seven years. But when his real wife discovers their affair, Goldie is left to fend for herself. Desperate for money, she takes a job at a salacious strip club and quickly becomes the main attraction. Soon, she travels to other strip clubs to perform and even starts her own club in her Newark apartment. However, her newfound money draws her a fair share of enemies.   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:46PM

Cover ArtYou and no other [sound recording]
by Ray, Francis.
"Ruth Grayson has been pushing her sons to get married, but handsome art collector Morgan will do anything to thwart her plans. He's just not ready for that kind of commitment. But when a world-famous sculptor comes to town, Morgan's focus quickly shifts to the artist's beautiful and talented prote´ge´, Phoenix. She, however, has dark secrets that she fears will keep her beholden to her mentor forever. No matter how hard the two try, Morgan and Phoenix cannot deny the chemistry in this forbidden romance."   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:46PM

Cover ArtSecret society [sound recording]
by Miasha, 1981-
At nineteen years old, Celess and Tina are at the top of their game. They've got the looks and the bodies to attract attention from men wherever they go, and they work it. From New York to Philly to Vegas, they hit all the clubs and every big party dressed to kill. And they don't pay for a thing, not with men like O, Tariq, and James lining up to buy them designer clothes, the hottest jewelry, and luxury cars. But their fast, packed lives are about to catch up with them. The two share a devastating secret, and when it's revealed, Celess will need every ounce of her street smarts to survive.   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:46PM

Cover ArtDiary of a mistress [sound recording]
by Miasha, 1981-
Monica counts her blessings: she has a husband who is not only devoted to her but committed to being a strong, caring father to their twin sons. When Carlos surprises her with an unforgettably romantic getaway for their tenth anniversary, Monica knows her husband is still very much in love with her--and she with him. But an unexpected package threatens to change everything Monica's ever believed about her husband and turn her fairytale life into a nightmare.   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:45PM

Cover ArtChaser [sound recording] : a novel
by Miasha, 1981-
After taking the fall for her boyfriend Kenny's crime, Leah strikes a deal with the police and agrees to snitch on her man. Coincidentally, Kenny has visions of a bigger and brighter future, but thinks Leah is holding back and needs to disappear. Meanwhile, Nasir, a man who once owed a debt to his friend Kenny, feels betrayed and plots his revenge.   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:45PM

Cover ArtSnapped [sound recording] / by Tracy Brown.
by Brown, Tracy, 1974-
A novel of four friends, their dangerous loves, the fatal betrayal, the unforgiving consequences, and the bittersweet redemption that awaits them.   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:41PM

Cover ArtAftermath [sound recording] : [a Snapped novel]
by Brown, Tracy, 1974-
Copies Summary Details "Misa has confessed to the murder of drug lord Steven Bingham, her sister's brother-in-law, and everything is turned upside down. Misa faces jail time and the loss of her son forever, Frankie is out for revenge, and Camille has just dropped another bomb on Frankie, telling her estranged husband (and his mistress) that she is pregnant with his child. Their friends, Dominique and Toya, gather around Camille and Misa in their time of need, but storm clouds have gathered over their own lives as well. Dominique's daughter has gone missing, and a dark figure from Toya's past has come back with a vengeance. Against the backdrop of a high-profile murder case, these four friends will band together like they never have before as they confront the demons of their pasts and an uncertain future. And in the end, they will be forever changed."   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:41PM

Cover ArtBulletproof love [sound recording]
by Black, Sonny F.
After five years of grieving over her childhood sweetheart, Frankie Five-Fingers is ready to get back to business. Shedding her caged-bird persona, she has a new man and a new plan: snatch everything that isn't nailed down! Along with Cowboy and his crew of bandits, they wreak havoc on the streets of New York, robbing everything from businesses to ballers. If it had value, they were coming for it. Frankie is living life at a million miles per minute and showing no signs of slowing down--until she meets the newest member of their gang. Frankie now finds herself faced with a very tough decision: be true to her heart or to the game that hardened it.   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:40PM

Cover ArtWhat's really hood! [sound recording] : [a collection of tales from the streets]
This collection of 'hood' tales embodies life on the streets.   posted Mar 13, 2012 at 3:40PM

Cover ArtThe lies that bind
by Sparks, D. L.
Sparks delivers an emotionally charged, explosive novel about a woman who finds herself caught in a dangerous affair that is destined to destroy her life as she knows it.   posted Feb 16, 2012 at 4:45PM


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