Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List

2015 Maverick Graphic Novel List

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2016 Maverick Graphic Novel List

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Author/Artist Title
Grade 6-8  
Camper, Cathy & Raul the Third Lowriders in Space
Colossal, Eric Rutabaga: The Adventure Chef
Holm, Jenni & Matt Sunny Side Up
Jamieson, Victoria
Roller Girl
Schweizer, Chris
The Crogan Adventures: Catfoot's Vengeance
Watson, Andy
Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula
Grade 6-12
Bendis, Brian Michael, Sara Pichelli, Chris Samnee & David Marquez
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man Collection Book 1
Brown, Don
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
Brremaud, Frederic & Frederico Bertoluci
Love. The Tiger
Bunn, Cullen, Drew Moss & Ryan Hill
Terrible Lizard
Chmakova, Svetlana
Cloonan, Becky, Brenden Fletcher & Karl Kerschl
Gotham Academy Vol.1: Welcome to Gotham Academy
Doctorow, Cory & Jen Wang In Real Life
Gill, Joel Christian
Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented Tenth
Goetzinger, Annie Girl in Dior
Hale, Nathan & Chad Beckerman The Underground Abductor
Hartland, Jessie Steve Jobs Insanely Great
Horikoshi, Kohei My Hero Academia
Hosler, Jay Last of the Sandwalkers
Kelman, Ari Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War
Lewis, John, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell March: Book 2
McCoola, Marika Baba Yaga's Assistant
Melchior-Durand, Stephane & Clement Oubrerie The Golden Compass Graphic Novel Vol. 1
Naifeh, Ted Princess Ugg Vol. 1
O'Connor, George Ares: Bringer of War
Stevenson, Noelle, Grace Ellis & Brooke Allen Lumberjanes
Stevenson, Noelle Nimona
Toriyama, Akira Jaco the Galactic Policeman
Wagahara, Satoshi & Akio Hiragi The Devil is a Part-Timer
Wicks, Maris Human Body Theatre
Wilson, G. Willow & Adrian Alphona No Normal: Ms. Marvel
Grade 9-12
Ashihara, Daisuke
World Trigger Vol. 1
Del Col, Anthony & Connor McCreery
Kill Shakespeare The Backstage Edition
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, Crystal Chan, Stacy King & SunNeko Lee
The Scarlet Letter
Hinds, Gareth MacBeth
Humphries, Sam, Paco Medina & Freddie Williams II
Legendary Star-Lord: Face, I Rule
Ishida, Sui Toyko Ghoul Vol. 1
Johns, Geoff & Gary Frank Batman Earth One Vol. 2
LaBoucane-Benson, Patti & Kelly Mellings The Outside Circle
Lemire, Jeff & Dustin Nguyen
Descender Vol. 1
Matsui, Yusei
Assasination Classroom
McClintock, Norah & Steven P. Hughes
Tru Detective
Mihara, Gunya
Kamen Vol. 1
Parker, Jeff, Sandy Jarrell & Kevin Volo
Meteor Men
Sims, Chris, Chad Bowers & Scott Kowalchuk
Down, Set, Fight!
Tobin, Paul & Colleen Coover
Bandette Vol. 2: Stealers, Keepers
Tobin, Paul & Benjamin Dewey
I Was the Cat
Tynion IV, James & Michael Dialynas The Woods Vol. 1: The Arrow
Tynion IV, James, Michael Dialynas & Josan Gonzalez The Woods Vol. 2: The Swarm
Yamazaki, Kore Ancient Magus' Bride
Adult for Young Adult
Baxter, Jack
Mike's Place
Mishikin, Dan, Ernie Colon & Jerzy Drozd
The Warren Commission Report
Padua, Sydney
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage
Papadatos, Alecos


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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 October 04, 2016