Great Graphic Novels for Teens

These titles were the top 10 graphic novels in their year selected by YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association)

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I was their American dream : a graphic memoir - Gharib, Malaka,

Summary: "I Was Their American Dream is at once a coming-of-age story and a reminder of the thousands of immigrants who come to America in search for a better life for themselves and their children. The...

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2020

Kiss number 8 - Venable, Colleen A. F.,

Summary: "Mads is pretty happy with her life. She goes to church with her family, and minor league baseball games with her dad. She goofs off with her best friend Cat, and has thus far managed to avoid...

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2020

Laura Dean keeps breaking up with me - Tamaki, Mariko,

Summary: Laura Dean, the most popular girl in high school, was Frederica Riley's dream girl: charming, confident, and SO cute. There's just one problem: Laura Dean is maybe not the greatest girlfriend....

Notes:

2020

The life of Frederick Douglass : a graphic narrative of a slave's journey from bondage to freedom - Walker, David, 1968-

Summary: A graphic novel biography of the escaped slave, abolitionist, public speaker, and most photographed man of the nineteenth century, based on his autobiographical writings and speeches, spotlighting...

Contents: The early life of Frederick Douglass -- Lesson: A brief history of slavery in America -- Coming to understand slavery -- Unfit to be a slave -- The escape -- Life as a runaway slave -- Lesson:...

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2020

Pumpkinheads - Rowell, Rainbow,

Summary: Working at a pumpkin patch every autumn, Deja and Josiah plan the ultimate Halloween night to celebrate their last year working together.

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2020

Simon & Louise - Radigu├Ęs, Max de, 1982-

Summary: When his girlfriend Louise suddenly changes her relationship status on social media before leaving for summer vacation, Simon decides to hitchhike hundreds of miles to a seaside village to find and...

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2020

They called us enemy - Takei, George, 1937-

Summary: Presents a graphic memoir detailing the author's experiences as a child prisoner in the Japanese-American internment camps of World War II, reflecting on the choices his family made in the face of...

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2020

Witch hat atelier. Volume 1 - Shirahama, Kamome,

Summary: In a world where everyone takes wonders like magic spells and dragons for granted, Coco is a girl with a simple dream: She wants to be a witch. But everybody knows magicians are born, not made, and...

Notes:

2020

Witch hat Atelier. Volume 2 - Shirahama, Kamome,

Summary: In a world where everyone takes wonders like magic spells and dragons for granted, Coco is a girl with a simple dream: She wants to be a witch. But everybody knows magicians are born, not made, and...

Notes:

2020

Witch hat atelier. Volume 3 - Shirahama, Kamome,

Summary: "Cast yourself into the world of witches as Qifrey chases after the dark mysteries of the Brimmed Caps! With some quick thinking and ingenuity, Coco and her fellow classmates use their growing...

Notes:

2020

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