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Librarians’ Top Graphic Novels for Teens

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Members of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) have put together an amazing list of recent graphic novels for teens.

A committee of librarians curated their 126 favorite titles from 145 nominations submitted by readers. Their picks include a diverse mix of fiction and nonfiction books and are curated for youth aged 12 to 18.

Here are YALSA’s top ten favorites from the 2021 Great Graphic Novels for Teens:

Almost American Girlby Robin Ha

Blue Flag, by Kaito

Fights: One Boy's Triumph Over Violence, by Joel Christian Gill

Go With the Flow, by Karen Schneemann, art by Lily Williams

Guantánamo Voices: True Accounts from the World’s Most Infamous Prison, by Sarah Mirk, art by Gerardo Alba, Kasia Babis, Alex Beguez, Tracy Chahwan, Nomi Kane, et al.

The Low, Low Woods, by Carmen Maria Machado, art by DaNi

The Magic Fish, by Trung Le Nguyen

Snapdragonby Kat Leyh

Superman Smashes the Klan, by Gene Luen Yang, art by Gurihiru

Wonder Twins, by Mark Russell, art by Stephen Byrne

Check out the full list at the YALSA website.

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