Friday, January 30, 2009

2009 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

My friend Steve Bialik was nominated for his GN Minister Jade for 2009's Great Graphic Novels for Teens, and he made the list of 53! That's great news for him and Cellar Door Publishing, congratulations guys.

Minister Jade on

2009 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

The list of 53 titles, drawn from 154 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens.

In addition, the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee created a Top Ten list.

“This year’s list is diverse and engaging for a wide variety of teen readers,” said Robin Brenner, committee chair. “Creating the list reinforced how many quality titles are available for teens.”

Members of the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee are Robin Brenner, chair, Brookline (Mass.) Public Library; Rachel Kay Aronowitz, San Francisco Public Library; Marea Black, Burton Barr Central Library, Phoenix, Ariz.; Sarah Couri, Donnell Library Center, New York Public Library; Christi Showman Farrar, Woburn (Mass.) Public Library; Lisa Goldstein, Stone Avenue Branch, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Public Library; Michael Jara, South Pasadena (Calif.) Public Library; Sadie Maddox, Oklahoma Dept. of Libraries, Oklahoma City; Barbara Moon, Suffolk Coop Library System, Bellport, N.Y.; Michael Pawuk, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, Ohio; Eva Volin, Alameda (Calif.) Free Library; and Ian Chipman, consultant, Booklist, Chicago, Ill.

2009 Great Graphic Novels for Teens