YALSA’s complete list of 2007 Great Graphic Novels for Teens is up.

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced its 2007 recommended list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. The list, to be prepared annually, was released for the first time during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington, held January 19-23, 2007.

In beautiful downtown Seattle the 11-member committee worked hard to narrow its 141 official nominations down to the final list of 67 excellent adult and young adult graphic novel titles. The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and reading appeal for teens.

The inaugural committee was dedicated to making a strong list that showcases a wide range of quality materials. The list includes everything from serious non-fiction to high fantasy, romantic manga to superhero parodies.

You should definitely go to the link for the names of the librarians who voted and more info, but we’ve also put the complete list in a sidebar listing. Congrats to everyone — this is a truly wide ranging list.


  1. We librarians do love BKV! But seriously, the committee members deserve a lot of praise. This is a great first list. And we’ll see lists like this every year, around the latter part of January/early February (basically, after the ALA Midwinter Meetings). I’m so proud of these people and what they accomplished this past year.

  2. I was lucky enough to make this list as well for my MOPED ARMY graphic novel, and I’m pleased as punch to be in the same room with all these other great books! Thanks librarians, you make my day more happier!