About This Guide
This guide serves as a resource for educators who use graphic novels in their classrooms, include them in their lesson plans and assignments, or simply want to learn more about this format. The guide includes sources for graphic novel reviews, lists of award-winning graphic novels, and resources about using graphic novels in curriculum and instruction.
Featured Book - February
YALSA names 2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens
CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list.
The list of 79 titles, drawn from 108 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The full list can be viewed at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/great-graphic-novels.
In addition to the full list, the committee chose the following recordings as its top ten:
- "Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale." By Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Illus. by Francesco Francavilla. Archie Comics.
- "Bad Machinery V.3: The Case of the Simple Soul." By John Allison. Illus. by the author. Oni Press.
- "47 Ronin." By Mike Richardson. Illus. by Stan Sakai. Dark Horse.
- "In Real Life." By Cory Doctorow. Illus.by Jen Wang. First Second.
- "Ms. Marvel: V.1. No Normal." By G. Willow Wison. Illus. by Adrian Alphona. Marvel.
- "Seconds: a Graphic Novel." By Bryan Lee O’Malley. illus. by the author. Ballantine Books.
- "The Shadow Hero." By Gene Luen Yang. Illus. by Sonny Liew. First Second.
- "Through The Woods." By Emily Carroll. Illus. by the author. Margaret K. McElderry Books.
- "Trillium." By Jeff Lemire. Illus. by the author. Vertigo.
- "Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki." By Mamoru Hosoda. Illus. by Yu. Yen Press.