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Graphic Novel Picks by Teens for Teens

Amiri and Odette
Amiri and Odette A Dance for Two By Myers, Walter Dean (Book - 2009 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:A young man searches for his new love among the rough city streets, to find that she's been caught in the arms of an awful street lord whose intent is to cause her pain. Because of her determination and hope that her love will come, she is returned to the safety of her one true love. Poetic text and splendid mixed media artwork make for a beautiful retelling of Swan Lake.

Anya's Ghost
Anya's Ghost By Brosgol, Vera (Paperback - 2011 ) PZ7.7.B77Any 2011 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Anya is uncomfortable in her own skin, ignored by most of her classmates, and embarrassed by her family. Feeling sorry for herself, she trips and falls into a well, and meets a new friend…who’s been dead for almost a century. Anya quickly learns the benefits of having a ghost for a BFF, but it turns out her ghost be more than Anya expected….

Boxers
Boxers By Yang, Gene Luen (Paperback - 2013 ) PZ7.7.Y35Box 2013 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Historical fiction appears in graphic novel form in this pair of novels showcasing China’s Boxer Rebellion of 1899-1900. Take a look at both sides of the conflict and take a look at the violence that unfolds in the pages of Boxers and Saints.

Saints
Saints By Yang, Gene Luen (Paperback - 2013 ) PZ7.7.Y35Sai 2013 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Historical fiction appears in graphic novel form in this pair of novels showcasing China’s Boxer Rebellion of 1899-1900. Take a look at both sides of the conflict and take a look at the violence that unfolds in the pages of Boxers and Saints.

Freshman
Freshman Tales of 9th Grade Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense By Mucha, Corinne (Paperback - 2011 ) PN6727.M686F74 2011 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:What happens when your best friend turns goth, you land the role of a cranky, hunched over, depressed lady in the school play, and you find out that you really aren’t that good at playing field hockey? Find out as you follow Annie while she makes the transition from middle school to the rocky and unexpected road through her first year of high school.

Heart Transplant
Heart Transplant By Vachss, Andrew H. (Book - 2010 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Movies pour glitter all over reality and Sean is sick of it. He lives in the real world, where raw pain has been a given from the beginning with detrimental bullies, a thoughtless mother and her drunken, abusive boyfriend. From a young age, Sean learned to never let anyone see him hurt, but when will he receive the support he needs in order to learn to stand up for himself and fight back against the world that has been so cruel to him?

Maus
Maus A Survivor's Tale By Spiegelman, Art (Book - 2011 ) D804.3.S66 2011 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Through the awesome writing and creative images, this personal story really gives an interesting, and in-depth look at the Holocaust without being distracted by too much history or sadness, it's still a graphic novel without being too graphic. As the only "comic" to ever win a Pulitzer, it truly deserves it.

My Friend Dahmer
My Friend Dahmer A Graphic Novel By Derf (Paperback - 2012 ) HV6515.D47 2012 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:What was it like to go to high school with a man who would end up becoming the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper? Artist and writer Derf Backderf explains through words and drawings about the complex teenage Jeffery Dahmer, who photobombed all the club yearbook pictures and never quite fit in with his classmates.

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