The American Library Association has released its lists of the top graphic novels published in late 2022 and throughout 2023, with a top ten and a longer list for three diffrent age categories: adults, teens, and children. The lists are released annually.

The 2023 Best Graphic Novels for Adults Reading List was released by the ALA’s Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT). The top ten titles are

  • Anaïs Nin: A Sea of Lies, by Léonie Bischoff (Fantagraphics)
  • Earthdivers, Vol. 1: Kill Columbus, by Stephen Graham Jones and Davide Gianfelice (IDW)
  • The Human Target, Vols. 1 and 2, by Tom King and Greg Smallwood(DC Comics)
  • Last On His Feet: Jack Johnson and the Battle of the Century, by Adrian Matejka and Youssef Daoudi (Liveright/Norton)
  • Majnun and Layla: Songs from Beyond the Grave, by Yann Damezon (Humanoids)
  • The Nice House on the Lake (Deluxe Edition), by James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez Bueno (DC Black Label)
  • Okinawa, by Susumu Higa (Fantagraphics)
  • Roaming, by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Shubeik Lubeik, by Deena Mohamed (Pantheon)
  • The Talk, by Darrin Bell (Henry Holt & Co)

The 2024 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list was compiled by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Their top ten titles are

  • Belle of the Ball, by Mari Costa (First Second)
  • Brooms, by Jasmine Walls and Teo. 2023 (Levine Querido)
  • Family Style: Memories of an American from Vietnam, by Thien Pham (First Second)
  • Insomniacs After School, Vols. 1 and 2, by Makoto Ojiro (VIZ)
  • Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir, by Pedro Martín (Dial Books)
  • Monstrous: A Transracial Adoption Story, by Sarah Myer (First Second)
  • Muhammad Najem, War Reporter: How One Boy Put the Spotlight on Syria, by Muhammad Najem, Nora Neus, and Julie Robine (Little, Brown Ink)
  • The Talk, by Darrin Bell (Henry Holt and Co.)
  • Tiger, Tiger, Vol. 1, by Petra Erika Nordlund (Seven Seas Entertainment)
  • Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist for Justice, by Tommie Smith, Derrick Barnes, and Dawud Anyabwile (Norton Young Readers)

The 2023 Best Graphic Novels for Children List was, like the adult list, a product of the GNCRT. Their top ten are

  • Buzzing, by Samuel Sattin and Rye Hickman (Little Brown Ink)
  • Duel, by Jessixa Bagley and Aaron Bagley (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)    
  • A First Time for Everything, by Dan Santat(First Second)
  • Gnome and Rat, by Lauren Stohler (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
  • Mabuhay!, by Zachary Sterling (Graphix)
  • The Magma Cup (Sort of Super #2), by Eric Gapstur (Aladdin)
  • Mexikid, by Pedro Martín (Dial Books for Young Readers)
  • Scurry, by Mac Smith. Art by Mac Smith (Skybound Comet)
  • Tasty: A History of Yummy Experiments, by Victoria Grace Elliott (Random House Graphic)
  • Things in the Basement, by Ben Hatke (First Second)