- Posted by Johanna on January 31, 2014 at 3:33 pm
- Category: Graphic Novel News
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has released its yearly list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens, and congratulations to them for selecting a diverse and entertaining group. These are the top ten of a list of 78 titles.
There’s one non-fiction title, March: Book 1, the story of how John Lewis came to march with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Top Shelf).
The remaining fiction includes
- shojo manga — Strobe Edge Vol. 1-6 by Io Sakisaka (VIZ Media)
- superhero comedy — The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks (Dark Horse)
- slice-of-life with some excitement — Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge (Amulet Books) and Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks (First Second)
- historical fantasy with a religious undertone — Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang (First Second)
- a trippy espionage tale — MIND MGMT: The Manager by Matt Kindt (Dark Horse)
- stories of passion and violence — either human, War Brothers: The Graphic Novel by Sharon McKay and Daniel Lafrance (Annick Press), or animal, Dogs of War by Sheila Keenan and Nathan Fox (Graphix), or science fictional, Rust Volume 2: Secrets of the Cell by Royden Lepp (Archaia)