We love comics and graphic novels. They have a bilingual strength, using both visual and textual literacy. It lends them a unique advantage in the search for a gateway to other forms of reading, but it is also worthy of celebration and enjoyment in its own right.
Just like novels, graphic novels are vast and varying in type, tone, and themes, and trying to find a story or character that best suits you can be a daunting task. To help you in your quest for great graphic novels, we heartily recommend YALSA’s annual list, and 2014 has just been released!
If you attended or followed along at our Year Ahead in Youth Literature event you may already be familiar with some of the titles, like Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant, Hellboy: The Midnight Circus, Adventure Time, or, well, anything by Faith Erin Hicks. (Our complete list of comics and graphic novels from the event is available here.)
We’re excited to now be adding YALSA-recommended titles like Rust, MIND MGMT, and Dogs of War to our
Another graphic novel title we’re very excited about, but will be waiting some time for, is the recently-announced collaboration between Rainbow Rowell (the amazing author who both won AND came runner-up in the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards for Young Adult fiction) and Faith Erin Hicks. Happy new year, indeed!
Which comics and graphic novels are on your 2014 reading list?