Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List

2016 Maverick Graphic Novel List

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2017 Maverick Graphic Novel List

List (pdf) 

Indicates that the Maverick committee unanimously voted for the title.

(*) Asterisks indicate books are NOT the first book in a series

Author/Artist Title
Grade 6-8  
Camper, Cathy & Raul the Third * Lowriders to the Center of the Earth
Gardiner, Matt and Rashad Doucet Alabaster Shadows
Hosoda, Mamoru and Renji Asai The Boy and the Beast v.1
Orchard, Eric
Bera the One-Headed Troll
Telgemeier, Raina
Grade 6-12
Austen, Jane, Stacey King and Po Tse Sense and Sensibility
Cliff, Tony Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling
Flores, Madeleine and Trillian Gunn
Help Us Great Warrior!
Frakes, Colleen
Prison Island: A Graphic Memoir
Haggarty, Ben and Caitlin Rose Boyle
Hale, Nathan
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Alamo All-Stars
Hicks, Faith Erin and Jordie Bellaire The Nameless City
Houser, Jody, Francis Portela and Marguerite Sauvage
Faith: Hollywood and Vine
Humphries, Sam and Caitlin Rose Boyle Jonesy
Larson, Hope, and Brittney Williams Goldie Vance
Larson, Hope and Rebecca Mock Compass South
Lee, Stan, Peter David and Colleen Doran Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir
Leth, Kate and Matt Cummings Power Up
Lewis, John, Andrew Aydin and Marguerite Sauvage *March: Book Three
Martinetti, Anne, Lebeau Guillaume and Franc Aleandre Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie
Merritt, Kory The Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York: A Yarn for the Strange at Heart
North, Ryan and Erica Henderson The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl v.1: Squirrel Power
Phelan, Matt Snow White: A Graphic Novel
Reed, MK, and Joe Flood Science Comics: Dinosaurs, Fossils and Feathers
Reeder, Amy, Brandon Monclare, and Natacha Bustos Moon Girl and the Devil Dinosaur v.1: BFF
Samanci, Ozge Dare to Disappoint
Teer, Samuel and Hyeondo Park Veda: Assembly Required
Waid, Mark, Fiona Staples, Anne Wu, and Veronica Fish Archie: The New Riverdale
Wilson, Sean Michael and Michiru Morikawa Lafcardio Hearn's the Faceless Ghost and Other Macabre Tales from Japan
Grade 9-12
Aaron, Jason, Russell Dauterman and Jorge Molina
Thor v.1: Goddess of Thunder
Albuquerque, Rafael and Mike Johnson
Ei8ht v.1: Outcast
Allison, John, Whitney Cogar and Lissa Treiman
Giant Days v.1
Box, Brown Tetris: The Games People Play
Burandt, Jeffery, Dennis Culver and Ramon Villalobos
Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad
Deconnick, Kelly Sue, Adam Kubert and Mahmud Asrar *Captain Marvel v.2: Stay Fly
Esturo, Tanaka and Keiko Koyama The Manga Guide to Physiology
Gage, Christos, Ruth Fletcher Gage and Jackie Lewis Lion of Rora
Guggenheim, Marc and Justin Greenwood
Higashimura, Akiko
Princess Jellyfish v. 1
Hirsh, Ananth and Yuko Ota
Lucky Penny
Ikeyamada, Go
So Cure it Hurts!! v. 1
Latour, Jason and Robbie Reynolds
*Spider-Gwen: Most Wanted
Maberry, Jonathan and Tony Vargas
Rot and Ruin: Warrior Smart
Maier, Corinne and Anne Simon
Morvan, Jean-David, Severine Trefouel, Dominique Bertail, and Robert Capa
Omaha Beach on D-Day: June 6, 1944 with One of the World's Iconic Photographers
Myers, Walter Dean, Guy A. Sims and Dawad Anyabwile Monster: A Graphic Novel
Ottaviani, Jim and Leland Purvis The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded
Panetta, Kevin and Paulina Ganucheau *Zodiac Starforce: By the Power of Astra
Riggs, Ransom and Cassandra Jean *Hollow City: The Graphic Novel: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
Russell, Mark, Ben Caldwell, and Mark Morales Prez v.1: Corndog -in-Chief
Takano, Ichigo Orange: The Complete Collection 1
Thompson, Robbie, Stacey Lee, Tana Ford, and Veronica Fish *Silk v.1: Sinister
Vaughan, Brian K. and Cliff Chiang Paper Girls v. 1
Voloj, Julian and Claudia Ahlering Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker
Waid, Mark, Adam Kubert, and Mahmud Asrar All-New, All-Different Avengers v.1: The Magnificent Seven
Watanabe, Okushou and Shizumu Real Account 1
Adult for Young Adult
Dorison, Xavier, Terry and Rachel Dodson
Red One Book 1: Welcome to America
King, Tom and Gabriel Hernandez Walta
The Vision v.1: Little Worse Than a Man
Liu, Marjorie and Sana Takeda
Monstress v. 1 : Awakening
Rehr, Henrik
Terrorist: Gavrilo Princip, the Assassin Who Ignited World War I
Ross, Edward Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film
Uriarte, Maximilian The White Donkey: Terminal Lance
Wood, Brian, Daniel Zezelj, Dave Stewart, and Steve Wands Starve v.1
Yelin, Barbara Irmina
Young, Skottie I Hate Fairyland v.1: Madly Ever After


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Maverick Graphic Novels Committee

The Texas Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List (TMGNRL) is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table (YART). The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6-12 to explore a variety of current books. The TMGNRL list is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum. Due to the diversity of this age range, Texas librarians should purchase titles on this list according to their individual collection policies. Click here for a copy of TMGNRL policies and procedures.

Christina Hicks
Friendswood Public Library 

Administrative Assistant
Eric Knapp
Davis Public Library 
Candace Neal
Plano Senior High School
Plano ISD
Kathleen Zaritski

Raines High School
Katy ISD
Josh Wilson

Amarillo Public Library
Julie Brem
Colleyville Heritage High School
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD 
 Emma de Boer
Howson Branch Library
Austin, TX
Christina Taylor
Round Rock High School
Round Rock ISD 
Lorraine Roussin
Judson High School
Judson ISD
Jennifer Delmar-Rollings
Richardson Public Library 
Richardson, TX


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Created on Mar 21, 2010 | Last updated December 01, 2016