YALSA's Great Graphic Novels 2013

YALSA, Young Adults Services Association of American Libraries Association, provides an annual list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. These titles are selected for their “good quality literature and appealing reading for teens.” The recommendations are a mix of fiction and nonfiction titles

Listed below are highlights of the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels. Visit here for all Top Ten or here for all 55 titles.

Annie Sullivan and Hellen Keller Drama Friends with Boys The silence of our friends Trinity

Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller by Joseph Lambert. Learn the amazing and inspiring story of Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller in graphic novel form.

Drama by Raina Telgemeier. From award winning Raina Telgemeier, meet Callie, aspiring thesbian, and her theater friends as they prep for an upcoming play.

Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks. Meet Maggie, new to public school, and her lifelong ghost.

The Silence of Our Friends by Mark Long and others. This semi-autobiographical story depicts the struggle and triumph of two families during the Civil Rights Movement.

Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm. Learn about one of history's crucial events. Fetter-Vorm gives great detail both in images and text of the race to develop the first atomic bomb and the events that follow.

Have you read any of the titles from these great graphic novels? Any in particular you recommend?