The American Library Association's Young Adult Library Services Association this morning released its annual list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens.
This year's list singles out 73 titles recommended for readers ages 12 to 18 that "meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens." In addition, the selection committee chose its Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens:
• The Helm, by Jim Hardison and Bart Sears (Dark Horse)• Children of the Sea, Vol. 1, by Daisuke Igarashi (Viz Media)• Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer, by Van Jensen and Dusty Higgins (SLG Publishing)• I Kill Giants, by Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Nimura (Image Comics)• Omega: The Unknown, by Jonathan Lethem and Farel Dalrymple (Marvel)• Bayou, Vol. 1, by Jeremy Love (DC Comics/Zuda)• A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, by Josh Neufeld (Pantheon Books)• Gunnerkrigg Court, Vol. 1: Orientation, by Tom Siddell (Archaia)• Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka, by Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki (Viz Media)• Ooku: The Inner Chambers, Vol. 1, by Fumi Yoshinaga (Viz Media)
The complete list of the 2010 Great Graphic Novels for Teens can be found at the YALSA website.
Update: David Welsh breaks down the list by publisher.