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February 15, 2018 BOOKLIST
Find more Great Graphic Novels for Teens
The Great Graphic Novels for Teens list is compiled annually by a committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and comprises recommended graphic novels for readers ages 12 to 18. The titles below make up the top 10 picks from the full list, which is available at www.ala.org/yalsa/2017-great-graphic-novels-teens. Titles published in 2015 are noted; all others were published in 2016.
Filmish: A Graphic Journey through Film. By Edward Ross. Illus. by the author. 2015. SelfMadeHero, $24.95 (9781910593035).
Ross’ cartoon alter ego guides readers through the annals of cinematic history, introducing some of the strange and fascinating concepts at work in the movies and tackles serious issues—sexuality, race, censorship, propaganda—with authority and wit.
March: Book Three. By John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Illus. by Nate Powell. Top Shelf, $19.99 (9781603094023).
Congressman Lewis chronicles the struggles and triumphs of the civil rights movement, from 1963 through the Voting Rights Act. The 2017 Michael L. Printz Award winner, the 2017 Coretta Scott King Author Book Award winner, the 2017 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award winner, the 2017 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults winner, and a 2017 Notable Children’s Book.
Black Panther, v.1: A Nation under Our Feet. By Ta-Nehisi Coates. Illus. by Brian Stelfreeze. Marvel, $16.99 (9781302900533).
When a superhuman terrorist group sparks a violent uprising, Wakanda is thrown into turmoil. Can its monarch, one in a long line of Black Panthers, survive the necessary change? Heavy lies the head that wears the cowl!
Giant Days. By John Allison. Illus. by Lissa Treiman.
Friends Susan, Esther, and Daisy navigate their first semester in college while balancing boys, halls, rivals, and classes.
Mighty Jack. By Ben Hatke. Illus. by the author. First Second, $14.99 (9781626722644).
Jack; his sister, Maddy; and new friend Lilly fight monster plants after he buys seeds from a mysterious stranger.
orange: The Complete Collection, v.1. By Ichigo Takano. Illus. by the author. Seven Seas Entertainment, $18.99 (9781626923027).
Naho receives a letter from her future self, begging her to watch over new student Kakeru.
Paper Girls, v.1. By Brian K. Vaughan. Illus. by Cliff Chiang. Image, $9.99 (9781632156747).
In the early hours after Halloween 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper-delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time.
Plutona. By Jeff Lemire and Emi Lennox. Illus. by Emi Lennox. Image, $16.99 (9781632156013).
You’ve heard this before: five kids find a body in the woods and don’t know what to do; but this time, it is the city’s greatest superhero, Plutona!
Prez, v.1: Corndog-in-Chief. By Mark Russell. Illus. by Ben Caldwell and Mark Morales. DC, $14.99 (9781401259792).
In a future where corporations can run for office, the poor are used as human billboards, and tacos are delivered by drone, 19-year-old social-media celebrity Beth Ross unwittingly becomes president of the U.S.
We Stand on Guard. By Brian K. Vaughan. Illus. by Steve Skroce. Image, $24.99 (9781632157027).
One hundred years in the future, Canada and the U.S. are at war, and a small band of Canadian freedom fighters is all that stand in the way of total U.S. takeover.
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