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Graphic Novels for Young Adults

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Get the picture with these illustrated stories!

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Middle School

These graphic novel interpretations of the Alex Rider books feature art by Kanako Damerum and Yuzuru Takasaki.

  • 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.

Ellie's high school may be populated by descendants of the Knights of the Round Table! Based on the novels of the same name.

Follow an immigrants journey in this amazing, wordless graphic novel.

A manga based on the *Vampire Kisses series with art by Rem.

  • Bone series by Jeff Smith

The Bone cousins roam The Valley after being kicked out of Boneville in a series of hilarious adventures.

The sequel to Rapunzel's Revenge, in which Jack climbs a magical bean stock.

Cory and Eric's ancestors were swashbucklers! See how the escape in this action-packed series!

A graphic novel version of the sci-fi classic.

This series fills in the blanks of Hatter M's story from the Looking Glass Wars series.

A manga-style version of the popular books.

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!

The graphic novel version of the wildly popular Percy Jackson adventures!

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.

Dixie's crush on Adam threatens her spot in the national hapkido tournament and her relationships with her family and friends.

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.

A manga version of the wildly popular cat series written by Dan Jolley.

High School

This winner of the Printz Award examines life for Chinese American immigrants. [1]

Russian immigrant Anya just want to fit in, not be followed by a psychotic ghost.

Blak, a 17 year old rapper in Empire City, can make his rhymes come true. Will he use this power for good?

In three stories, graphic novel master Yang pits reality against fantasy.

Lily's 18th birthday present? Getting to see her self at three different parts of her life. She's not sure if this is just what she needs or certain disaster.

Rue, half faerie and half human, must choose sides in the upcoming conflict between the two sides.

Tracy honestly and emotionally examines the issues that lead her to check herself into a mental hospital and how she recovered.

In these two books, Lat describes his life in Malaysia, from rubber plantation to boarding school.

Giuliano drifts through a war-torn Balkan state until he falls under the influence of Felix, a mercenary. Soon, he no longer knows what he is fighting, and stealing, for.

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.

Doug has been running from things since he gave up his throne at age 8, but now that his 8 year old is in danger, he has to stand and fight.

You've seen the movie, now read how slacker Scott uses his kung-fu to battle Ramona's seven evil exs.

  • Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki.

Kimberly Keiko Cameron, Skim, struggles with identity, suicide, divorce and sexuality in this beautiful graphic novel.

David's radiologist father continually x-rayed him to try to cure sinus problems. At 14, David woke up from an operation mute, not knowing he nearly died of cancer. In this memoir, he explains how he regained his voice through art.

A graphic novel version of the popular vampire series, with art by Young Kim.

A graphic novel version of the true story of an 11 year old who murdered and was murdered in a gang violence.



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