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Check out the 2012 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list!

Looking for something to read? You’re in luck! Every year, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) releases their Great Graphic Novels for Teens list at the American Library Association midwinter meeting. Here is this year’s top ten:

Zahra’s Paradise, by Amir and Khalil (First Second)
Scarlet, by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev (Marvel/Icon Comics)
Anya’s Ghost, by Vera Brosgol (First Second)
The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media, by Brooke Gladstone, Josh Neufeld, et al. (W. W. Norton and Company)
Thor: The Mighty Avenger, vols. 1 and 2, by Roger Langridge, Chris Samnee, et al. (Marvel)
Infinite Kung Fu, by Kagan McLeod (Top Shelf)
A Bride’s Story, vol. 1, by Kaoru Mori (Yen Press)
Axe Cop, vol. 1, by Malachai and Ethan Nicolle (Dark Horse)
Daybreak, by Brian Ralph (Drawn and Quarterly)
Wandering Son, vol. 1, by Shimuro Takako Wandering Son V. 1.” Fantagraphics Books, 2011.

Check out the rest of the list, with annotations, here. And happy reading!

Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

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