The Young Adult Library Association has announced its list of "Great Graphic Novels for Teens," which this year comprises 126 titles that were winnowed down from 145 nominations. These books, which are suitable for readers aged 12 to 18, were selected because they “meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens.” The selections are made by a committee of librarians from all over the U.S. as well as one from the American Library in Paris.

The librarians also select a Top Ten list. This year’s Top Ten are:

  • Almost American Girl by Robin Ha (Balzer + Bray)
  • Blue Flag, Vols. 1-5, by Kaito (Viz Media)
  • Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence by Joel Christian Gill (Oni Press) 
  • Go With the Flow by Karen Schneemann, art by Lily Williams (First Second)
  • Guantánamo Voices: True Accounts from the World’s Most Infamous Prison by Sarah Mirk, art by Gerardo Alba, Kasia Babis, Alex Beguez, Tracy Chahwan, Nomi Kane, et al. (Abrams ComicsArts)
  • The Low, Low Woods by Carmen Maria Machado, art by DaNi (DC Comics)
  • The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen (Random House Graphic)
  • Snapdragon by Kat Leyh (First Second)
  • Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang, art by Gurihiru (DC Comics)
  • Wonder Twins. Vols. 1 and 2, by Mark Russell, art by Stephen Byrne (DC Comics)

Here's the full Great Graphic Novels for Teens list, with all 126 titles. YALSA is now taking nominations for next year’s GGNFT list via its online form.