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YALSA Releases Great Graphic Novels for Teens List

Spill Zone
The Young Adult Library Services Association, a.k.a. YALSA, has posted its 2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list. This year’s list includes 115 titles, selected from 190 nominations, and it’s quite wide-ranging. Here’s the top ten:

The Backstagers, by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh (BOOM! Studios)
Black Hammer, vol. 1: Secret Origins, by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston (Dark Horse)
Brave, by Svetlana Chmakova (Yen Press)
I Am Alfonso Jones, by Tony Medina, Stacey Robison, and John Jennings (Tu Books)
Jonesy, vols. 1, 2, and 3, by Sam Humphries and Caitlin Rose Boyle (BOOM! Studios)
Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, by Damian Duffy, Octavia E. Butler, and John Jennings (Abrams ComicArts)
Lighter than My Shadow, by Katie Green (Lion Forge)
My Brother’s Husband, by Gengoroh Tagame (Pantheon Books)
Pashmina, by Nidhi Chanani (First Second)
Spill Zone, vol. 1, by Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland (First Second)

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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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