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Recommended graphic novels for grades 6 - 12.

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.

2022 Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List STARRED TITLES

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2022 Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List

2022 Texas Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List – Printable Version

Creator(s) Title
Grades 6-8
Abrego, Rii, Joe Whitt The Sprite and the Gardener
Alexander, Damian Other Boys
Ball, Georgia, Gervasio I survived the sinking of the Titanic, 1912; the graphic novel
Colfer, Chris, Jon Proctor Goldilocks: Wanted Dead or Alive
Epstein, Gabriela The Baby-Sitters Club Book 9: Claudia and the New Girl
Harper, Charise Mericle, Rory Lucey  Bad Sister
Holm, Jennifer L., Savanna Ganucheau Turtle in Paradise: The Graphic Novel **
Knisley, Lucy Stepping Stones **
Lloyd, Megan Wagner and Michelle Mee Nutter Allergic
Marsden, Mariah, Hanna Luechtefeld The Secret Garden: The Graphic Novel
Mercado, Yehudi Chunky
Miller, Kayla, Jeffrey Canino, Kristina Luu Besties Work It Out
Scrivan, Maria Forget Me Nat
Sell, Chad Doodleville
Sharp, Tori Just Pretend
Smith, James Otis, Kadir Nelson Black Heroes of the Wild West
Walker, Landry Q., Eric Jones Pepper Page Saves the Universe!
Grades 6-12
Ball, Alverne, Stacey Robinson, Reynaldo Anderson, Colette Yellow Robe  Across the Tracks: Remembering Greenwood, Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre
Brooks, Mark, Fiona Avery Araña: Here Comes the Spider-Girl
Bowles, David; Raul the Third, Stacey Robinson Clockwork Curandera: The Witch Owl Parliament
Brown, Don In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers **
Brown, Don A Shot in the Arm! **
Chanani, Nidhi Jukebox **
Cimino, Luciana, Sergio Algonzzino, Laura Garofalo The Incredible Nellie Bly: Journalist, Investigator, Feminist, and Philanthropist **
Cooke, Stephanie, Insha Fitzpatrick, Juliana Moon Oh My Gods! **
de Campi, Alex, Lara Kane, Dee Cunniffe, Ted Brandt The Backups: A Summer of Stardom
Frasier, Crystal, Val Wise, Oscar Jupiter Cheer Up! Love and Pom Poms
Garcia, Kami, Gabriel Picolo Beast Boy Loves Raven **
Gardner, Whitney  Long Distance **
Garrity, Shaenon K., Christopher Baldwin The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor **
Gulledge, Laura Lee The Dark Matter of Mona Starr
Heagerty, Mat,, Steph Mided Martian Ghost Centaur **
Hebi-Zou, Suzuki, Tarako  Heaven’s Design Team, vol. 1
Hughes, Kiku Displacement
Khor, Shing Yin  The Legend of Auntie Po
Larson, Hope All Together Now
Lockhart, E., Manuel Preitano Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero **
Ostertag, Molly Knox The Girl From the Sea **
Page, Nathan, Drew Shannon The Montague Twins: The Witch’s Hand
Pinckney, David, Chris Sanchez, Ennun Ana Iurov Needle and Thread **
Quinn, Kate Karyus, Demitria Lunetta, Maca Gil Anti/Hero
Stephens, Olivia Artie and the Wolf Moon
Sturges Lilah, Meaghan Carter Girl Haven
Thummler, Brenna Delicates
Urasawa, Naoki Asadora, vol. 1-3
Zub, Jim, Max Dunbar, Espen Grundetjern Stone Star: Fight or Flight
Grades 9-12
Anderson, Laurie Halse, Leila del Duca  Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed **
Aruko, Hinekura, Wataru My Love Mix-Up, Vol. 1 **
Burgess, Rebecca How To Be Ace: A Memoir of Growing Up Asexual
De la Cruz, Melissa Gotham High
Donkin, Andrew, Brann Livesay, Chris Dickey Between Shades of Grey
Gaku, Keito Boys Run the Riot, Vol. 1
Hyuuga, Natsu, Nekokurage, Itsuki Nanao, Touco Shino The Apothecary Diaries, Vol. 1
Keplinger, Kody,  Sara Kipin  Poison Ivy: Thorns
Maas, Sarah J., Samantha Dodge, Louise Simonson Catwoman: Soulstealer: The Graphic Novel
McKinney, L.L., Robyn Smith Nubia: Real One
Mirk, Sarah, Gerardo Alba, Kasia Babis, Alex Beguez, Tracy Chahwan, Nomi Kane Guantanamo Voices True Accounts from the World’s Most Infamous Prison **
Morishita, Suu A Sign of Affection, Vol. 1 **
Myracle, Lauren, Isaac Goodhart Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story
Santoni, Manuela  Bronte
Tamaki, Mariko, Yoshi Yoshitani  I Am Not Starfire
Toma, Rei The King’s Beast, Vol. 1 **
Towa, Rikizo, Huuka Kazabana World’s strongest rearguard: Labyrinth Country’s novice seeker. 1
Tsujimura, Mizuki, Naoshi Arakawa  A School Frozen In Time, Vol. 1
Woodman- Maynard, K. The Great Gatsby: The Graphic Novel Adaptation
Yamaguchi, Tsubasa Blue Period, Vol. 1 **
Adult for YA
Aruga, Rie Perfect World
Backderf, Derf Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio
Tsukiyo, Rui, Hamao Sumeragi, Reia The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat **
Vonnegut, Kurt, Ryan North, Albert Monteys Slaughterhouse-Five: The Graphic Novel

** titles mean a unanimous vote from the reading list committee members


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