Graphic Novels for Young Adults

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Get the picture with these illustrated stories!

Middle School

  • 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.

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.

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.

High School

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

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.

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.

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.

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