YALSA names 2011 Great Graphic Novels for Teens
For Immediate Release
SAN DIEGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2011 Great Graphic Novels for Teens. The list of 63 titles, drawn from 89 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The complete list with annotations can be found at www.ala.org/yalsa/ggnt.
In addition, the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee created a Top Ten list of titles that exemplify the quality and range of graphic novels appropriate for teen audiences:
- Aristophane. “The Zabime Sisters.” Trans. by Matt Madden. First Second, 2010.
- Dayton, Brandon. “Green Monk.” Self-published, 2009.
- Iwaoka, Hisae. “Saturn Apartments, vol. 1.” VIZ Media, 2010.
- Kim, Susan et al. "Brain Camp.” First Second, 2010.
- Layman, John and Rob Guillory. “Chew V. 1: Taster’s Choice.” 2009. Image Comics.
- Neri, G. and Randy Duburke. “Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty.” Lee & Low Books, 2010.
- Shiga, Jason. “Meanwhile: Pick Any Path. 3,856 Story Possibilities.” Amulet Books, 2010.
- Telgemeier, Raina. “Smile.” Graphix, 2010.
- TenNapel, Doug. “Ghostopolis.” Graphix, 2010.
- Weing, Drew. “Set to Sea.” Fantagraphics, 2010.