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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. Young Adult Round Table

For the purpose of the committee, graphic novels are defined to include trade compilations and original works published in a sequential art format. Such titles should incorporate acceptable literary and artistic quality with effectiveness of presentation.

Nomination criteria

  • The content of the book must be relevant to readers in grades 6-12.
  • The book must be relevant in subject, language and age.
  • The book must have literary merit and wide appeal.
  • The TMGNRL is intended for recreational reading and not to be restricted to supporting a specific curriculum. The list as a whole seeks balance in genre, gender appeal, interest, subject and difficulty.

Eligibility

  • Books published in the 2 years prior to the publication of the list .
  • Books with published scholarly reviews or peer reviews are preferred; however, books for which there are no reviews available may be considered at the discretion of the committee.
  • A previous nomination may not be reconsidered .
  • Though graphic novels need not be published in the United States, they must be widely available for purchase in the U.S. at the time of consideration.
  • Reissues will be considered if there has been significant change to the original content of the work since first issued. Whether or not the changes are significant enough is ultimately determined by the Chair.
  • Collections of comic strips will be considered only if they contain an overarching storyline.
Maverick Reading List Procedures
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Committee Members

Christina Taylor, Round Rock High School, Round Rock ISD, Chair
Lorraine Roussin, Judson High School, Judson ISD, Administrative Assistant
Stephanie Galvan Russell, Vandegrift High School, Leander ISD
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eisenhower Ninth Grade School, Aldine ISD
Melissa Cunningham, Pasadena Memorial High School, Pasadena ISD
April Toman, Schertz Public Library, Schertz, TX
Sarah Chase, Carroll Senior High School, Carroll ISD
Misty Schattle, Klein Forest High School, Klein ISD
Jennifer Delmar-Rollings, Richardson Public Library, Richardson, TX
Sarah Thomasson, Eaton High School, Northwest ISD

 

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