- Posted by Johanna on January 20, 2010 at 8:38 pm
- Category: Graphic Novel News
The American Library Association chose its annual list of great graphic novels for teens.
The list of 73 titles … recommended for those ages 12-18, meet[s] the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens.
Looking at the top ten list, I note a couple of interesting things:
The books fall into the following categories:
- Manga (3), all Viz Signature titles and all outstanding.
- Webcomic collections (2), both weird mystery
- Non-standard superheroes (2), one humor/parody, the other slice-of-life anti-hero
- Genre twists (2)
- Non-fiction (1), about a real-life modern-day tragedy
That’s pretty diverse and should provide something for almost any reader. I have only read the ones in the manga category, but I have a couple of the others on the review stack, so I think I’ll try to get to them sooner.