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Maverick Current List

Recommended graphic novels for grades 6 - 12.

Collection Development Statement
The Maverick Reading List is not designed to support any particular curriculum. Librarians are not required or expected to purchase every book on the list. Due to the diversity in age range and topics, librarians should follow their local collection development policies and guidelines when considering which titles to purchase for their library.

Annual List
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 list’s purpose 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.

2024 Maverick Reading List

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2025 Nominations

To learn more about nomination criteria, please click here.

Maverick list nomination Form

Current Maverick Nominations


Graphic Novels for Middle Grade & YA  Resources


Presentation by 2023 Maverick List Committee Members


YART Volunteers

Thank you to all who volunteered! Please visit the Young Adult Round Table community on Engage to learn about new committee members and officers.

Ready to take your love of reading young adult books to the next level? Volunteering for one of YART’s reading committee lists allows you to help curate a diverse list of books that meet the needs of all young adults in Texas. You can also volunteer for one of YART’s executive board positions to help advocate for YA reading, publicize reading lists, work with publishers, and plan conferences.

Check back beginning August 15, 2024, for the YART 2025 volunteer form.

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