Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson
GRAPHIC TEEN SPEAK
“Speak up for yourself – we want to know what you have to say.” From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her.
Scales & Scoundrels by Sebastian Girner
GRAPHIC TEEN SCALES
It's hard to make an honest living in a land brimming with magic and mystery, and treasure hunter Luuvander is tired of being a penniless adventurer. Ever in search of gold and glory, she sets off for the fabled dungeon "The Dragon's Maw," an ancient labyrinth at the bottom of which is said to slumber endless wealth or certain doom.
Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction by Jarrett Krosoczka
BIOGRAPHY GRAPHIC TEEN KROSOCZKA
In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery. Jarrett lives with his grandparents – two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along.
I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina
GRAPHIC TEEN ALFONSO
The ghost of fifteen-year-old Alfonso Jones travels in a New York subway car full of the living and the dead, watching his family and friends fight for justice after he is killed by an off-duty police officer while buying a suit in a Midtown department store.
Witchy by Ariel Slamet Ries
GRAPHIC TEEN WITCHY
Young witch Nyneve is haunted by the death of her father and the threat the Witch Guard poses to her own life. When conscription rolls around, Nyneve has a choice to make; join the institution complicit in her father’s death, or stand up for her ideals?
Surviving the City by Tasha Spillett
GRAPHIC TEEN SURVIVING
Miikwan and Dez are best friends. Miikwan's Anishinaabe; Dez is Inninew. Together, the teens navigate the challenges of growing up in an urban landscape. However, when Dez's grandmother becomes too sick, Dez is told she can't stay with her anymore. With the threat of a group home looming, Dez can't bring herself to go home and disappears. Miikwan is devastated, and the wound of her missing mother resurfaces.
Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker
GRAPHIC TEEN WALKER
Teen witch Nova Huang works at her grandmothers' bookshop, where she helps them loan out spell books and investigate any supernatural occurrences in their New England town. One fateful night, she follows reports of a white wolf into the woods, and she comes across the unexpected: her childhood crush, Tam Lang, battling a horse demon in the woods.
Satoko and Nada by Yukechika
HORROR TEEN SATOKO
Satoko, a Japanese student studying in America, has a new roommate: a Saudi Arabian woman named Nada. They might have different customs, but through mutual respect – and the hilarious adventures of their daily life – Satoko and Nada prove that friendship knows no borders.