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YALSA announces 2009 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

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YALSA announces 2009 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

The American Library Association’s Young Adult Library Services Association has released its annual list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens.

This year’s list singles out 53 titles recommended for readers ages 12 to 18. In addition, the selection committee created a Top 10 list:

Life Sucks, by Jessica Abel, Gabriel Soria and Warren Pleece (First Second)
Sand Chronicles, Vols. 1-3, by Hinako Ashihara (Viz Media)
Atomic Robo: Atomic Robo and the Fightin’ Scientists of Tesladyne, by Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener (Red 5 Comics)
Real, Vols. 1-2, by Takehiko Inoue (Viz Media)
Uzumaki, Vol. 1, by Junji Ito (Viz Media)
Pitch Black, by Youme Landowne and Anthony Horton (Cinco Puntos Press)
Ai: A Tall Girl’s Adventures In Japan, by Aimee Major Steinberger (Go! Comi)
Skim, by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki (Groundwood Books)
The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite, by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá (Dark Horse)
Cairo, by G. Willow Wilson and MK Perker (DC Comics/Vertigo)

Blogger David Welsh breaks down the entries by publisher and imprint.

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