Teen Graphic Novels
Not Superheroes

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Anya's Ghost
Vera Brosgol

GRAPHIC TEEN ANYA

Anya, embarrassed by her Russian immigrant family and self-conscious about her body, has given up on fitting in at school but falling down a well and making friends with the ghost there just may be worse.


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Axe Cop, Vol. 1
Malachai Nicolle

GRAPHIC TEEN AXE V.1

Follows the adventures of Axe Cop as he teams up with the ever-changing Flute Cop, recruits new members to his team, fights supernatural villains throughout the universe, and answers e-mail questions from fans.


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Battling Boy
Paul Pope

GRAPHIC TEEN BATTLING

As monsters roam Acropolis and swallow children into their shadowy underworld, twelve-year-old superhero Battling Boy steps in to save the city in the absence of genius vigilante Haggard West.


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Blue Bloods: The Graphic Novel
Melissa de la Cruz and Robert Venditti

GRAPHIC TEEN BLUE

Select teenagers from some of New York City’s wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines.


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Boxers
Gene Luen Yang and Lark Pien

GRAPHIC TEEN BOXERS/SAINTS

In 1898 China, Little Bao has had enough of foreign missionaries and soldiers robbing peasants, and he recruits an army of Boxers to fight to free China from its oppressors.


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Cardboard
Doug Tennapel

GRAPHIC TEEN CARDBOARD

When cardboard creatures come magically to life, a boy must save his town from disaster.


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Curses! Foiled Again
Jane Yolen

GRAPHIC TEEN CURSES

Follows New York City high school fencer Aliera Carstairs’ continuing adventures as the defender of the Seelie realm.


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Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant
Tony Cliff

GRAPHIC TEEN DELILAH

Lovable ne’er-do-well Delilah Dirk is an Indiana Jones for the 19th century. She has traveled to Japan, Indonesia, France, and even the New World. Using the skills she’s picked up on the way, Delilah’s adventures continue as she plots to rob a rich and corrupt Sultan in Constantinople.


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Drama
Raina Telgemeier

GRAPHIC J DRAMA

Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.


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Flight, Volume One
Kazu Kibuishi

GRAPHIC TEEN FLIGHT V.1

An anthology of comics and graphic short stories that revolve around the theme of flight.


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Friends with Boys
Faith Erin Hicks

GRAPHIC TEEN FRIENDS

After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and three older brothers, Maggie enrolls in public high school, where interacting with her peers is complicated by the melancholy ghost that has followed her through her entire life.


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Ghostopolis
Doug Tennapel

GRAPHIC TEEN GHOSTOPOLIS

Garth Hale is as good as dead…The only problem is he’s still alive. When Garth Hale is accidentally zapped into the ghost world by Frank Gallows, a washed-up ghost wrangler, he discovers that he has special powers. Soon he finds himself on the run from the evil ruler of Ghostopolis, who wants to use Garth’s newfound abilities to tighten his grip on the spirit world. After Garth meets Cecil, his grandfather’s ghost, the two search for a way to get Garth back home.


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Goliath
Tom Gauld

GRAPHIC GOLIATH

This is the story of David and Goliath as seen from Goliath’s side of the Valley of Elah. Goliath’s battle is simultaneously tragic and bleakly funny, as bureaucracy pervades even this most mythic of figures. Goliath displays a sensitive wit, a bold line, and a traditional narrative reworked, remade, and revolutionized.


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Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong
Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks

GRAPHIC TEEN NOTHING

Charlie, the captain of the basketball team, and Nate, the president of the robotics club, are best friends. Their friendship is tested when the robotics club and the cheerleading squad—who use Charlie as their figurehead—compete for student group funding.


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Scars: Orbital Vol. 1
Sylvain Runberg

GRAPHIC TEEN ORBITAL

In the 23rd century, humans and Sandjarrs are allowed to join an intergalactic, multiracial organisation set up 8,000 years before. The humans are seen as a belligerent, underdeveloped race by the other members of the organization and have been kept out of it until now.


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Peanut
Ayun Halliday and Paul Hoppe

GRAPHIC TEEN PEANUT

Nervous about starting her sophomore year at a new high school, Sadie decides to make herself more interesting by claiming to be allergic to peanuts, but her lie quickly spirals out of control.


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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
Marjane Satrapi

GRAPHIC TEEN PERSEPOLIS

A graphic memoir, in which the great-granddaughter of Iran’s last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran, a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life.


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Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary
Keshni Kashyap

GRAPHIC TEEN TINA’S

Tina Malhotra, a sophomore at the Yarborough Academy in Southern California, creates an existential diary for an honors English assignment in which she tries to determine who she is and where she fits in.


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Will & Whit
Laura Lee Gulledge

GRAPHIC TEEN WILL

Wilhelmina “Will” Huxstep is a creative soul struggling to come to terms with a family tragedy. She crafts whimsical lamps, in part to deal with her fear of the dark. She longs for unplugged adventures with her fellow creative friends, Autumn, Noel, and Reese. Little does she know that she will get her wish in the form of an arts carnival and a blackout, courtesy of a hurricane named Whitney, which forces Will to face her fear of darkness.


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