Byline: Sarah Long
Outside they're the size and shape of an ordinary book, but inside they look like comic books. What are they? Most likely, they're graphic novels.
Joel Hahn, a cataloging assistant at the Niles Public Library told me that a graphic novel is a book that uses art and words together to tell a story and is much longer than a standard comic book.
"But it doesn't have to be fiction," he said. "One of the best- known graphic novels is about one man's life before, during, and after being imprisoned in the Auschwitz concentration camp."
Hahn was referring to "Maus," by Art Spiegelman, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992.