2014 Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens
In addition to the full Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2014 list, the committee selected the following Top Ten titles:
- Lewis, John, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. March: Book 1. 2013. Illus., paper, Top Shelf, $14.95, (978-1603093002.) John Lewis is a Congressman now, but back in the 60s he was a teenager standing up for justice.
- Gulledge, Laura Lee. Will & Whit. 2013, Illus., paper, Amulet Books, $18.95, (978-1419705472.) Will faces her fear of the dark, new friends, love, a hurricane and the death of her parents.
- Hicks, Faith Erin. The Adventures of Superhero Girl. 2013, Illus., Dark Horse. $16.99, (978-1616550844.) The life of a superhero is not all monsters and flying - especially when you have no archnemesis and a more popular superhero brother.
- Keenan, Sheila and Nathan Fox. Dogs of War. 2013, Illus., Scholastic/Graphix, $22.99, (978-0545128872.) Dogs can be heroes, too.
- Kindt, Matt. MIND MGMT V.1: The Manager. 2013, Illus., Dark Horse, $19.99, (978-1595827975.) A journalist trails a missing passenger from “Amnesia Flight 815” and discovers a much bigger mystery.
- Lepp, Royden. Rust V. 2: Secrets of the Cell. 2012, Illus., Archaia, $24.95, (978-1936393589.) Is Jet a killing machine or just a boy who's been used to fight a distant war?
- McKay, Sharon and Daniel Lafrance. War Brothers: The Graphic Novel. 2013, Illus., Annick Press, $27.95, (978-1554514892.) Kids are kidnapped and forced to be killers in Uganda's Resistance Army.
- Sakisaka, Io.
Strobe Edge V.1. 2012, Illus., paper, VIZ Media, $9.99, (978-1421550688.)
Strobe Edge V.2. 2013, Illus., paper, VIZ Media, $9.99, (978-1421550695.)
Strobe Edge V.3. 2013, Illus., paper, VIZ Media, $9.99, (978-1421550701.)
Strobe Edge V.4. 2013, Illus., paper, VIZ Media, $9.99, (978-1421552705.)
Strobe Edge V.5. 2013, Illus., paper, VIZ Media, $9.99, (978-1421553139.)
Strobe Edge V.6. 2013, Illus., paper, VIZ Media, $9.99, (978-1421553146.)
Ninako has fallen in love for the first time and must learn how to navigate her feelings.
- Shen, Prudence and Faith Erin Hicks. Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. 2013, Illus., paper, First Second, $16.99, (978-1596436596.) The Cheerleaders and the Robotics Club join forces to get money for their school activities.
- Yang, Gene Luen.
Boxers. 2013, Illus., paper, First Second, $18.99, (978-1596433595.) Little Bao's peaceful village is disrupted when a priest and a group of soldiers begin terrorizing the locals.
Saints. 2013, Illus., paper, First Second, $15.99, (978-1596436893.) Four-Girl is unwanted by her family, and finds solace amongst the Christians who are invading her country.