YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) recently announced its 2016 Great Graphic Novels for Teens online and in Booklist. Both YALSA and Booklist are extensions of the American Library Association. These titles are reviewed and selected by YALSA committee members for providing quality literature and teen appeal.

Listed below are nonfiction and fiction highlights from the list of 112 titles. See the Top Ten here.


Child soldier drowned city halfway home human body theater

Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War by Jessica Dee Humphreys & Michel Chikwanine

Drowned city : Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans by Don Brown

Halfway home : drawing my way through Japan by Christine Mari Inzer

Human body theater : a nonfiction revue by Maris Wicks

macbeth underground abductor other side of the wall steve jobs insanely great

William Shakespeare's Macbeth adapted & illustrated by Gareth Hinds.

The underground abductor by Nathan Hale

The other side of the Wall by Simon Schwartz  (translated by Laura Watkinson)

Steve Jobs: insanely great by Jessie Hartland.


ant-man assassination classroom awkward baba yega's assistant

Ant-Man. Volume 1, Second-chance man writer by Nick Spencer & others

Assassination classroom. 1, Time for assassination by Yusei Matsui (translation by Tetsuichiro Miyaki)

Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova

Baba Yaga's assistant by Marika McCoola; illustrated by Emily Carroll

batgirl descender devil is a part timer girl in dior

Batgirl. Volume 1, Batgirl of Burnside by Cameron Stewart & others

Descender. Book one, Tin stars by Jeff Lemire & others

The devil is a part-timer! High school! 1 orginal story by Satoshi Wagahara

Girl in Dior by Annie Goetzinger & others

harley quinn space dumplins wayward your lie in april

Harley Quinn. Volume 1, Hot in the city by Amanda Conner & others

Space dumplins by Craig Thompson; with color by Dave Stewart.

Wayward. Volume one, String theory by Jim Zub & others

Your lie in April. Volume 1 by Naoshi Arakawa  (translated by Alethea and Athena Nibley)