Graphic Novels for Young Adults
Article in Young Adult Fiction category.
Get the picture with these illustrated stories!
- Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi
Siblings Emily and Navin struggle to save their mother's life with the aid of their grandfather's quirky inventions.
- Avalon High by Meg Cabot
Ellie's high school may be populated by descendants of the Knights of the Round Table! Based on the novels of the same name.
- The Arrival by Shaun Tan
Follow an immigrants journey in this amazing, wordless graphic novel.
- Calamity Jack by Shannon and Dean Hale
The sequel to Rapunzel's Revenge, in which Jack climbs a magical bean stock.
- The Crogan Adventures by Chris Schweizer
Cory and Eric's ancestors were swashbucklers! See how the escape in this action-packed series!
- Ender's Game series by Orson Scott Card
A graphic novel version of the sci-fi classic.
- Hatter M series by Frank Beddor
This series fills in the blanks of Hatter M's story from the Looking Glass Wars series.
- Maximum Ride series by James Patterson
A manga-style version of the popular books.
- Mouse Guard series by David Peterson
In this beautifully drawn series, Saxon, Kenzie, and Lieam patrol the boarders of the Mouse Territories to keep its citizens safe. If you liked the Redwall series, you'll love these!
- Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan
The graphic novel version of the wildly popular Percy Jackson adventures!
- Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale
Remember the legend of the damsel in distress locked in a tower who lets her hair fall out of the tower so the prince can climb up to save her? Well, that was then. THIS Rapunzel isn't waiting to be saved -- she'll do it herself, thank you! Here you get a twist on the legend in an action-packed Wild West setting.
- Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow by James Sturm & Rich Tommaso
Stachel Paige begins his baseball career and fights discrimination.
- Smile by Raina Telgemeier
An accident in the sixth grade knocks out Raina's front teeth. Her graphic novel explains how those few seconds changed her life in middle school and high school.
- American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
- Blokhedz by Mark Davis
Blak, a 17 year old rapper in Empire City, can make his rhymes come true. Will he use this power for good?
- The Eternal Smile by Gene Luen Yang
In three stories, graphic novel master Yang pits reality against fantasy.
- The Good Neighbors series by Holly Black
Rue, half faerie and half human, must choose sides in the upcoming conflict between the two sides.
- How I Made it to Eighteen by Tracy White.
Tracy honestly and emotionally examines the issues that lead her to check herself into a mental hospital and how she recovered.
- The Plain Janes by by Cecil Castellucci
Art brings four misfits named Jane together, but their group, P.L.A.I.N., People Loving Art in Neighborhoods, is what really stirs things up.
- Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by Greg Neri
A graphic novel version of the true story of an 11 year old who murdered and was murdered in a gang violence.