Breaking News: Great Graphic Novels for Teens
The American Library Association’s Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced their 2010 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list today, and since it’s hard to choose from such an abundance of goodness, they also narrowd it down to a top ten list. And here they are, with links to those that are available in full or in part on the web:
Hardison, Jim and Bart Sears. The Helm. Dark Horse. 2009.
Igarashi, Daisuke. Children of the Sea, vol 1. VIZ Media. 2009.
Jensen, Van and Dusty Higgins. Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer. SLG Publishing. 2009.
Kelly, Joe and J.M. Ken Nimura. I Kill Giants. Image. 2009.
Lethem, Jonathan and Farel Dalrymple. Omega the Unknown. Marvel. 2008.
Love, Jeremy. Bayou, vol 1. DC Comics/Zuda. 2009.
Neufeld, Josh. A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge. Pantheon Books. 2009.
Siddell, Tom. Gunnerkrigg Court, vol 1: Orientation. Archaia Studios Press. 2009.
Urasawa, Naoki and Takashi Nagasaki. Pluto. VIZ Media. 2009.
Yoshinaga, Fumi. Ooku: The Inner Chambers, vol 1. VIZ Media. 2009.
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About Brigid Alverson
Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
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