The Young Adult Library Services Association has released its annual list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens, and as usual the group has created a very strong honor roll of 56 titles that encompass the best from both mainstream and independent publishers.  The list includes non-fiction titles as well as manga and representative volumes from nearly every active genre of comics.  The group also released a “Top Ten” list of titles “that exemplify the quality and range of graphic novels appropriate for teen audiences.”
The YALSA 2012 Top Ten List is:
  1.  Zahra’s Paradise (First Second)
  2.  Scarlet (Marvel Comics)
  3.  Anya’s Ghost (First Second)
  4.  The Influencing Machine (W.W. Norton & Co.)
  5.  Thor: The Mighty Avenger (Marvel Comics)
  6.  Infinite Kung Fu (Top Shelf Productions)
  7.  A Bride’s Story (Yen Press)
  8.  Axe Cop Vol. 1 (Dark Horse Comics)
  9.  Daybreak (Drawn & Quarterly)
10.  Wandering Son Vol. 1 (Fantagraphics Books)
For the complete list of all 56 titles click here.