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Graphic Novels for Teens


Tonogai, Yoshiki.

In this manga horror series, nine people accused of the seven deadly sins of envy, lust, sloth, wrath, gluttony, pride, and greed, must choose one of their group to face judgment.

Lemire, Jeff.
Out of the deep woods

Gus, a nine-year-old animal/human hybrid, grapples with some newfound abilities and the harsh reality of his existence when he starts exploring the world beyond his family's home after his father's death.

Willingham, Bill.
Wide awake

After he awakens Sleeping Beauty, Ali Baba, his genie, and Briar Rose, learn her true origin and must escape from the Snow Queen.

Siegel, Mark
Sailor Twain, or, The mermaid in the Hudson

One hundred years ago. On the foggy Hudson River, a riverboat captain rescues an injured mermaid from the waters of the busiest port in the United States. A wildly popular--and notoriously reclusive--author makes a public debut. A French nobleman seeks a remedy for a curse. As three lives twine together and race to an unexpected collision, the mystery of the Mermaid of the Hudson deepens

Niffenegger, Audrey.
Raven girl

This graphic novella tells the tale of a half-human, half-raven girl who feels trapped without wings and the ability to fly.

Cho, Michael

Corinna Parks used to have big plans. While studying English Literature in college, she imagined writing a successful novel and leading the ideal life of an author. After graduation, she moved to a big city and took a job at an advertising agency--just to pay off her student loans--but now she's worked in the same office for five years and the only thing she's written is . . . copy. She longs for companionship (other than her cat), receives no satisfaction from her job, and feels numbed by the monotony of a life experienced through a series of screens. But whenever she shoplifts a magazine from the corner store near her apartment, she feels a little, what? A little more alive. Yet Corinna knows there must be something more to life, as she faces the question everyone of her generation is right now: how to find it?

Willingham, Bill.
In all the land

Examines the pasts of such characters from the "Fables" series as Snow White, Rose Red, Briar Rose, Bigby Wolf, and Goldilocks.

Layman, John S.
International flavor

Tony Chu, a detective who gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats, is recruited by the Special Crimes Division of the powerful FDA law enforcement agency, where he uses his unusual skill to solve their strangest cases.

Brosh, Allie.
Hyperbole and a half

In a four-color, illustrated collection of stories and essays, Allie Brosh's debut chronicles the many "learning experiences" Brosh has endured as a result of her own character flaws, and the horrible experiences that other people have had to endure because she was such a terrible child. Possibly the worst child. For example, one time she ate an entire cake just to spite her mother.

Beaton, Kate
Step aside, pops

Presents humorous takes on history, literature, and popular culture, with commentaries on such historical figures and literary characters as Chopin and Liszt, Lois Lane, and Shelley and Byron.

Vaughan, Brian K.

A plague suddenly kills every mammal and cell on earth with a Y chromosome except, inexplicably, a man named Yorick and his pet monkey. Yorick's escape artist talents come in handy as various groups try to kill him, protect him, study him, or use him for purposes he cannot even imagine.

Vaughan, Brian K.

When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe

Brosgol, Vera.
Anya's ghost

Anya, embarrassed by her Russian immigrant family and self-conscious about her body, has given up on fitting in at school but falling down a well and making friends with the ghost there just may be worse.

Stevenson, Noelle.

Lord Blackheart, a villain with a vendetta, and his sidekick, Nimona, an impulsive young shapeshifter, must prove to the kingdom that Sir Goldenloin and the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.

Burns, Charles
Black hole

Seattle teenagers of the 1970s are suddenly faced with a devastating, disfiguring, and incurable plague that spreads only through sexual contact.

Thompson, Craig

Loosely based on the author's life, chronicling his journey from childhood to adulthood, exploring the people, experiences, and beliefs that he encountered along the way.

Tamaki, Mariko.
This one summer

Rose's latest summer at a beach lake house is overshadowed by her parents' constant arguments, her younger friend's secret sorrows, and the dangerous activities of older teens.

Stevenson, Noelle.

Best friends Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley spend a fun summer at Lumberjane scout camp where they encounter yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons while solving a mystery that holds the fate of the world in the balance.

Wilson, G. Willow
No normal

Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American girl from Jersey City who lives a conservative Muslim lifestyle with her family, suddenly acquires superhuman powers and, despite the pressures of school and home, tries to use her abilities to help her community.