The Young Adult Library Services Association has released its list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2016, and further curated the list with a Top Ten.
The top ten includes two Marvel Comics titles: Ms. Marvel by G. Wilow Wilson and Adrian Alphona follows Khamala Khan, a teenaged Muslim from Jersey City who gets superpowers and decides take on her favorite superhero’s old mantle.
The second Marvel title is the newly launched The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, by Ryan North and Erica Henderson. The lighthearted series follows the adventures of Marvel’s most underestimated superheroine as she tries to balance fighting for justice with college life.
Rising star Noelle Stevenson has two entries on the list. The first is the print collection of her web comic Nimona, a comedic fantasy about a supervillain’s energetic and adventurous sidekick. The second is the Eisner-award winning series Lumberjanes, about a troupe of indomitable camp scouts and their surreal adventures.
The remainder of the list is rounded out with a mix of fiction and nonfiction, including Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova, Drowned City: Hurrican Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown, Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson, Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia, A Silent Voice by Yoshitoki Oima, and Trashed by Derf Backderf.