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YALSA Hub Challenge: If You Liked Ultimate Comics Spider-Man…

Robin Brenner
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From our discussion last week, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man is clearly one of our recent favorite superhero titles, featuring the beloved superheroics as well as a refreshing non-white lead character.  We eagerly anticipate the series as it continues. So what’s a reader to do when they’ve finished this volume?  Check out these titles we recommend for [...]

YALSA Hub Challenge: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Volume 1

Robin Brenner
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Our third title up for discussion in the YALSA Hub Reading Challenge is Ultimate Comics Spider-Man.  This collected edition introduces Miles Morales as the new Spider-Man after the death of Peter Parker in the Ultimate Marvel universe. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man volume 1 was highlighted on the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten for 2013 list. [...]

YALSA Hub Challenge: If you liked My Friend Dahmer…

Robin Brenner
GreenRiverKiller

My Friend Dahmer is a strong example of the power of an engaging nonfiction narrative in illuminating the darker side of human nature. For teens interested in more insightful, hard-hitting works, check out the following titles.  Given that My Friend Dahmer skates the line between teen and adult in terms of collection, please be aware [...]

YALSA Hub Challenge: My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf

Robin Brenner
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Our second title to discuss from the YALSA Hub Reading Challenge is Derf Backderf’s My Friend Dahmer — very much the opposite end of the spectrum from our last title, Drama. Not only was My Friend Dahmer honored as one of the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten for 2013, it also won an [...]

YALSA Hub Challenge: If you liked Drama…

Robin Brenner
KevinKeller

As promised, this week we’ll be featuring the top ten read-alikes for the recently discussed award-winner Drama by Raina Telgemeier.  You can read us investigating just what makes this title great in last week’s post, but this week is about finding more titles for your Drama fans to love. Read on for our contributors picks! [...]

YALSA’s The Hub Reading Challenge 2013: Ready to go!

Robin Brenner
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How up are you on the year’s best graphic novels?  Want to join in the challenge to read this year’s best of the best? When the awards are announced at the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference every year, we librarians (and book nerds everywhere) start amassing a pile of titles we need to catch up [...]

Will Great Graphic Novels for Teens disappear from public view?

Brigid Alverson

Hey, YALSA, don’t mess with a good thing! YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens list always sparks a lot of discussion among readers and bloggers—some of the nominations are surprising, and it’s always a good resource if you’re looking for something good to read. So it’s good news that nominations for this year’s list are [...]

Links: Simply Marvel-ous

Katherine Dacey

As a tie-in with its new “Marvel Universe” programming bloc on Disney XD, Marvel will be launching two new all-ages comics: The Avengers: The Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Adventures and Ultimate Spider-Man. DC Comics just unveiled the publication schedule for The New 52 collections. Best-selling titles like Wonder Woman, Action Comics, and Justice League will be [...]