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October 29, 2009


List In Progress: 2009 YALSA Nominees List Of Great Graphic Novels For Teens

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has released its nominees list -- to date -- of "Great Graphic Novels For Teens," which is pretty much what that sentence promises. The full list is 53 titles, about 1/3 of the books nominated. They are broken down into "top 10" and then "nonfiction" and "fiction" lists. The YALSA committee list of responsible persons is available through the link above. The final list will be named in the new year.

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Top Ten
* Abel, Jessica, Gabriel Soria and Warren Pleece. Life Sucks. First Second. 2008. 9781596431072. $19.95.
* Ashihara, Hinako. Sand Chronicles, Vols. 1-3. VIZ. 2008. 9781421514772, 9781421514789, 9781421514796. $8.99 apiece.
* Clevinger, Brian and Steve Wegener. Atomic Robo: Atomic Robo and the Fightin' Scientists of Tesladyne. 2008. Red Five Comics. 9780980930207. $18.99.
* Inoue, Takehiko. Real Vols. 1-2 VIZ. 2008. 978421519890, 9781421519906. $12.99 each.
* Ito, Junki. Uzumaki Vol. 1. VIZ. 2007. 9781421513898. $9.99.
* Landowne, Youme and Anthony Horton. Pitch Black. Cinco Puntos Press. 2008. 9781933693064. $14.00.
* Steinberger, Aimee Major. Japan Ai: A Tall Girl's Adventures in Japan. Go Comi. 2007. 9781933617831. $16.99.
* Tamaki, Mariko and Jilliam Tamaki. Skim. Groundwood Books. 2008. 9780888997531. $18.95.
* Way, Gerard and Gabriel Ba. Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite. Dark Horse. 2008. 9781593079789. $17.95.
* Wilson, G. Willow and M. K. Perker. Cairo. Vertigo. 2007. 9781401211400. $24.99.

*****

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Full List, NonFiction
* Buhle, Paul and Sabrina Jones. Isadora Duncan: A Graphic Biography. Hill and Wang. 2008. 9780809094974. $19.95.
* Hennessey, Jonathan and Aaron McConnell. The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation. Hill and Wang. 2008. 9780809094707. $16.95.
* Landowne, Youme and Anthony Horton. Pitch Black. Cinco Puntos Press. 2008. 9781933693064. $14.00.
* Pink, Daniel H. and Rob Ten Pas. The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need. Riverhead Trade. 2008. 9781594482915. $15.00.
* Schultz, Mark, Zander Cannon and Kevin Cannon. The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA. Hill and Wang. 2008. 9780809089383. $18.98.
* Steinberger, Aimee Major. Japan Ai: A Tall Girl’s Adventures in Japan. Go Comi. 2007. 9781933617831. $16.99.

*****

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Full List, Fiction
* Abel, Jessica, Gabriel Soria and Warren Pleece. Life Sucks. First Second. 2008. 9781596431072. $19.95.
* Ashihara, Hinako. Sand Chronicles, Vols. 1-3 VIZ. 2008. 9781421514772, 9781421514789, 9781421514796. $8.99 each.
* Bialik, Steve. Minister Jade. Cellar Door Publishing. 2008. 9780976683131 . $14.99.
* Black, Holly and Ted Naifeh. The Good Neighbors: Book One, Kin. 2008. Graphix. 9780439855624. $16.99.
* Brubaker, Ed and Steve Epting. The Death of Captain America, Vols. 1-2. 2008. Marvel. 9780785124238, 9780785124245. $14.99 each.
* Clevinger, Brian and Steve Wegener. Atomic Robo: Atomic Robo and the Fightin' Scientists of Tesladyne. 2008. Red Five Comics. 9780980930207. $18.99.
* David, Peter, Robin Furth and Jae Lee. Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born, Vols. 1-2. Marvel. 2008. 9780785121442, 9780785127093. $14.99 each.
* Diggle, Andy and Jock. Green Arrow: Year One. DC. 2008. 9781401216870. $24.99.
* Flight, Vol. 5. Villard. 2008. 9780345505897. $25.00.
* Fujisawa, Yuki. Metro Survive, Vols. 1-2. DrMaster Publications. 2008. 9781597961257, 9781597961264. $9.95 each.
* Hale, Shannon, Dean Hale and Nathan Hale. Rapunzel's Revenge. Bloomsbury. 2008. 9780345503305. $18.99.
* Hicks, Faith Erin. The War at Ellsmere. Slave Labor Graphics. 2008. 9781593621407. $12.95.
* Hotta, Yumi and Takeshi Obata. Hikaru no Go, v. 1213. VIZ Media. 2008. 9781421515083, 9781421515090. $7.95 each.
* InWan, Youn and others. DejaVu: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. Tokyopop. 2008. 9781427803184.
* Inoue, Takehiko. Real, Vols. 1-2. VIZ. 2008. 978421519890. $12.99 each.
* Inoue, Takehiko. Slam Dunk, v. 1. VIZ. 2008. 9781421506791. $7.99.
* Ito, Junki. Uzumaki, Vol. 1. VIZ. 2007. 9781421513898. $9.99.
* Johns, Geoff and Dave Gibbons. Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War, Vols. 1-2. DC. 2008. 9781401216504, 9781401218003. $24.99 each.
* Johnson, Mat and Warren Pleece. Incognegro: A Graphic Mystery. Vertigo. 2008. 9781401210977. $19.99.
* Kabei, Yukako and Shiori Teshirogi. Kieli, Vol. 1. Yen Press. 2008. 9780759528512. $9.99. Kieli, v. 2. Yen Press. 2008. 9780759528529. $10.99.
* Kawahara, Kazune. High School Debut, Vols. 1-2. VIZ. 2008. 9781421514819, 9781421514826. $8.99 each.
* Kirkman, Robert and Jason Howard. Astounding WolfMan, Vol. 1. Image Comics. 2008. 9781582408620. $9.99.
* Kirkman, Robert and Ryan Ottley. Invincible, Vol. 9. Image Comics. 2008. 9781582408279. $14.99.
* Kishimoto, Masashi. Naruto, Vols. 28-31. VIZ. 2008. 9781421518640, 9781421518657, 9781421519425, 9781421519432. $7.95 each.
* Kiyuduki, Satoko. ShoulderaCoffin Kuro, Vols. 1-2. Yen Press. 2008. 9780759528970, 9780759529014. $10.99 each.
* Kusakawa, Nari. Two Flowers for the Dragon, Vols. 1-2. CMX Manga. 2008. 9781401215262, 9781401215279. $9.99 each.
* Moore, Terry. Echo: Moon Lake. Abstract Studio. 2008. 9781892597403. $15.95.
* Nakaji, Yuki. Venus In Love Vols. 1-3, DC Comics/CMX. 2007. 97810401213459, 9781401217303, 9781401217723. $9.99 each.
* Pak, Greg and Carlo Pagulayan. Planet Hulk. Marvel Comics. 2008. 9780785120124. $34.99.
* Park, Hee Jung. Fever, Vol. 1. Tokyopop. 2008. 9781427805324. $9.99.
* Rich, Jamie and Marc Ellerby. Love the Way You Love, Vols. 1-2. Oni Press. 2007. 9781932664669, 9781932664959. $11.95 each.
* Sakai, Stan. Usagi Yojimbo: Tomoe's Story. Dark Horse Comics. 2008. 9781593079475. $15.95.
* Shitou, Kyoko. Key to the Kingdom, Vol. 1. CMX. 2007. 9781401213930. $9.99.
* Simone, Gail and Neil Googe. Welcome to Tranquility, Vols. 1-2. Wildstorm. 20072008. 9781401215163, 9781401217730. $19.99/$14.99.
* Straczynski, J. Michael and Esad Ribic. Silver Surfer: Requiem. Marvel. 2007. 9780785128489. $19.99.
* Takaya, Natsuki. Fruits Basket, Vols. 20-21. Tokyopop. 2008. 9781427800091, 9781427806826. $9.99 each.
* Tamaki, Mariko and Jilliam Tamaki. Skim. Groundwood Books. 2008. 9780888997531. $18.95.
* Tamaki, Mariko and Steve Rolston. Emiko Superstar. Minx. 2008. 9781401215361. $9.99.
* TenNapel, Doug. Monster Zoo. Image Comics. 2008. 9781582409115. $14.99.
* Tezuka, Osamu. Black Jack, Vol. 1. Vertical. 2008. 9781934287279. $16.95.
* Tezuka, Osamu. Dororo, Vols. 1-3. Vertical. 2008. 9781934287163, 9781934287170, 9781934287187. $13.95 each.
* Umino, Chica. Honey and Clover, Vols. 1-3. VIZ. 2008. 9781421515045, 9781421515052, 9781421515052. $9.99 each.
* Way, Gerard and Gabriel Ba. Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite. Dark Horse. 2008. 9781593079789. $17.95.
* Whedon, Joss and Michael Ryan. Runaways: Dead End Kids. Marvel. 2008. 9780785128533. $19.99.
* Wilson, G. Willow and M. K. Perker. Cairo. Vertigo. 2007. 9781401211400. $24.99.
* Yagami, Yu. Hikkatsu! Strike a Blow to Vivify!, Vols. 1-3. Go Comi. 2007. 9781933617572, 9781933617589, 9781933617596. $10.99 each.
* Yazawa, Ai. Nana, Vols. 8-12. VIZ. 2008. 9781421515397, 9781421517452, 9781421517469, 9781421517452, 9781421518794. $8.99 each.
 
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