YALSA – 2012 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Each year a committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), recommends books for those ages 12-18 that meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. This year (2012), the list of 56 titles, drawn from 78 official nominations, is presented at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. “This year’s list reflects the wide range of graphic novels available for teens,” said Chairwoman Joy Kim. “From kung-fu epics to ghost stories to memoirs, this year’s selected titles represent many genres, styles, and sequential art traditions. We hope librarians, teens, and graphic novel aficionados will find this to be a valuable resource.”
Source: http://www.ala.org/yalsa. All rights reserved.

This particular collection includes selected books of YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens of 2012.


Avengers Academy, Vol. 1: Permanent Record (2011)

Written by Christos Gage

Illustrated by Mike McKone and Jorge Molina

Recruited by Norman Osborn during his Dark Reign, six teens—Veil, Finesse, Mettle, Hazmat, Reptil and Striker—were subjected to torturous training methods to mold them in Osborn's image. Now, in the Heroic Age, they are enrolled by Hank Pym and his team of instructors—including Tigra, Justice, Speedball and Quicksilver—into the Avengers Academy!

Told they are the most promising of the new generation of heroes, the troubled team soon learns the shocking truth: They are instead being monitored to see whether they will unravel and wreak havoc on the Marvel Universe! Now, it's up to each young adult to decide whether they will join the ranks of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, or instead become the villains of tomorrow.

School is in session, so grab your seat for the critically acclaimed wild ride that introduces the next class of captivating and controversial Marvel legends! (Copyright © Marvel. All rights reserved.)

Source:  Marvel Worldwide Inc.


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