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Graphic Novels for Teens

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The Wendy Project by Melissa Jane Osborne
GRAPHIC TEEN WENDY
Sixteen-year-old Wendy struggles to navigate fantasy and reality after a car crash that leaves her brother Michael missing.
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF by Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder
GRAPHIC TEEN MOON
Lunella Lafayette is a preteen super genius who wants to change the world-but learned the hard way that it takes more than just big brains. Fearful of the monstrous Inhuman genes inside her, life is turned upside down when a savage, red-scaled tyrant is teleported from prehistoric past to a far-flung future we call Today. The pair are many things, and together the most amazing Marvel Team-Up.
Check, Please! 1: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu
Check, Please!: #Hockey is the first book of a hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life.
Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld
GRAPHIC TEEN SPILL V.1
YA superstar Scott 'Uglies' Westerfeld and artist Alex Puvilland tell the spooky, action-packed tale of Addison, one of the few survivors of the mysterious events that destroyed Poughkeepsie, New York, turning it into a spooky, Night-Vale-ish place where mutant animals, floating living corpses, and people trapped in two-dimensional planes live amid strange permanent winds that create funnels of old electronics and medical waste.
Black Panther Vol. 1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates
GRAPHIC TEEN BLACK
When a superhuman terrorist group named The People sparks a violent uprising in Wakanda, the kingdom famed for its incredible technology and proud traditions will be thrown into turmoil like never before! Black Panther knows that if Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt--but will he be able to make it through the transition alive? Heavy is the head that wears the cowl!
Wires and Nerve: Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer
GRAPHIC TEEN LUNAR
When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous alliance between Earth and Luna, android Iko joins up with a handsome royal guard to hunt down the rogue leader.
Out from Boneville (BONE #1) by Jeff Smith
GRAPHIC TEEN BONE
Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone are run out of their home, Boneville, and become separated in the wilds, but better fortune begins the three cousins reunite at a farmstead in a deep forested valley, where Fone meets a young girl named Thorn.
Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O'Malley
GRAPHIC TEEN SCOTT
Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim. A bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams, literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues' gallery from her past, from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsome identical twins. If he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all.
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
GRAPHIC TEEN PRINCE
Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!
Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia E. Butler
GRAPHIC KINDRED 08/17
Octavia E. Butler's bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format. More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day.
Jonesy Vol. 1 by Sam Humphries
GRAPHIC TEEN JONESY
Jonesy's a typical disaffected teenager-- makin' zines nobody reads, posting pictures of her favorite pop groups on her blog, and watching anime on the weekends. But Jonesy has a secret-- she can make anybody fall in love with anyone-- or anything-- she wants! But there's only one catch-- Jonesy's powers don't work on herself, and she's gonna find out the hard way that shooting Cupid's arrow ain't all it's cracked up to be!
Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
GRAPHIC J PASHMINA
Following Pri as she explores her Hindu religion and her single mother's native country of India in search of identity and meaning, Chanani masterfully turns the complex immigrant narrative into a magical and captivating work of art…This finely embroidered tale beautifully unfolds, much like the sacred pashmina.
Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green
GRAPHIC TEEN LIGHTER
A graphic memoir of eating disorders, abuse and recovery. Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness; an exposure of those who are so weak as to prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure towards happiness.
The Backstagers Vol. 1 by James Tynion IV
GRAPHIC TEEN BACKSTAGERS
When Jory transfers to an all-boys private high school, he's taken in by the only ones who don't treat him like a new kid, the lowly stage crew known as the Backstagers. Not only does he gain great, lifetime friends...Jory is also introduced to an entire magical world that lives beyond the curtain. With the unpredictable twists and turns of the underground world, the Backstagers venture into the unknown, determined to put together the best play their high school has ever seen.
Crawl Space by Jesse Jacobs
GRAPHIC CRAWL 10/17
In the basement, through the appliances and past the veil that separates realities, lies a rainbow-hued world where a group of kids have found retreat from their suburban mundanity with a coterie of iridescent creatures. But in the fraught realm of adolescence, can friendship survive the appeal of the surreal?