ALSC announces new Graphic Novels Reading Lists

For Immediate Release
Thu, 03/17/2016


Angela Hubbard
Program Officer, Projects & Partnerships
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
American Library Association
(312) 280-1398

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has released three new Graphic Novel Reading Lists. These lists are offered in the ranges of kindergarten to 2nd grade, 3rd to 5th grade and 6th to 8th grade. 

Each of the Graphic Novel Reading Lists are available for free download on ALSC’s website at

ALSC president Andrew Medlar gives, “many thanks to ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee for their latest work in connecting kids with engaging stories by creating these vital resources to support the transformative work ALSC members do in our communities every day.”

Graphic novels on this list are defined as a full-length story told in paneled, sequential, graphic format. The list does not include book-length collections of comic strips, wordless picture books or hybrid books that are a mixture of traditional text and comics/graphics. The list includes classics as well as new titles that have been widely recommended and well-reviewed, and books that have popular appeal as well as critical acclaim.

The titles were selected, compiled and annotated by members of the ALSC Quicklists Consulting Committee.

About ALSC

The Association for Library Service to Children is the world's largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. ALSC's network includes more than 4,000 children's and youth librarians, children's literature experts, publishers, education and library school faculty members, and other adults dedicated to creating a better future for children through libraries.