Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List



Suggestions for 2016 Closed

2016 Final Consideration List

2014 Maverick Graphic Novels List (pdf)

2015 Maverick Graphic Novel List

List (pdf) Resources (pdf)

Indicates that the Maverick committee unanimously voted for the title.

Author/Artist Title
Grade 6-8  
Burks, James Bird and Squirrel on Ice
Maihack, Mike Cleopatra in Space #1: Target Practice
Dauvillier, Loic & Marc Lizano Hidden
Hale, Nathan
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales, Treaties, Trenches, Mud and Blood
Mercado, Yehudi
Pantalones, TX: Don't Chicken Out
Brown, Jeffrey
Star Wars: Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan
Grade 6-12
Kibuishi, Kazu
Amulet Book 6: Escape from Lucien
Pope, Paul
Battling Boy
Keenan, Sheila
Dogs of War
Abirached, Zenia
I Remember Beruit
Britt, Fanny (author),
Arsenault, Isabelle (illustrator)
Jane, the Fox & Me
Riggs, Ransom & Cassandra Jean
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel
Bertozzi, Nick Shackeleton Antarctic Odessey
Telegemeier, Raina
Gomdori Co. & Hyun-Dong Han Survive!: Inside the Human Body Vol. 1: The Digestive System
Brown, Don The Great American Dust Bowl
Pope, Paul The Rise of Aurora West
Pommaux, Yvan Theseus and the Minotaur
Grade 9-12
Allison, John
Bad Machinery Vol. 1
Tobin, Paul & Coleen Coover
Horikoshi, Kouhei
Barrage Vol. 1
Horikoshi, Kouhei Barrage Vol. 2
Snyder, Scott, Greg Capullo & Danny Miki
Batman Vol. 4: Zero Year Secret City
Pak, Greg & Jae Lee Batman Superman: Crossworld Vol. 1
Wagner, Matt Green Hornet Year One
Taylor, Tom, Jheremy Raapack & Mike Miller Injustive Vol. 1
Mizuki, Shigeru
Bunn, Cullen & Ramon Rosanas
Night of the Living Deadpool
Higgins, Kyle
Nightwing Vol. 4: Second City
Komi, Naoshi
Nisekoi: False Love
Hinds, Gareth
Romeo and Juliet
Kagami, Takaya & Yamato Yamamoto
Seraph of the End
Hosodo, Mamoru (story), Sugimoto, Iqura (art)
Summer Wars Part 1
Gaiman, Neal & P. Craig Russell (authors) Stephen B. Scott, P. Craig Russell & Kevin Nowlan (illustrators)
The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Vol. 1
Ashby, Ruth & Ernie Colon The Great American Documents: Vol. 1: 1620 - 1830
Yang, Gene & Sonny Liew The Shadow Hero
Tamaki, Mariko & Jillian Tamaki This One Summer
Carroll, Emily Through the Woods
Prince, Liz Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir
Lemire, Jeff Trillum
de Pins, Arthur Zombillenium: Gretchen
Adult for Young Adult
Luna, Jonathan & Sarah Vaughn
Alex + Ada Vol. 1
Lanzing, Jackson
Dingess, Chris
Manifest Destiny: Flora & Fauna Vol. 1
Brooks, Max & Caanan White
The Harlem Hellfighters


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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 
Debbie VanZandt

Tuloso-Midway High School
Tuloso-Midway ISD
Jessica Emmett
Waco High School
Waco ISD 
Candace Neal
Carroll High School
Carroll ISD
Kathleen Zaritski

Raines High School
Katy ISD
Julie Brem
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD 
Emma de Boer
Howson Branch Library

Josh Wilson
Sam Houston Middle School
Amarillo ISD 

Christina Taylor
Round Rock High School
Round Rock ISD 

Chair Adviser
Tuan Nguyen
Library Consultant
Mackin Educational Resources



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Created on Mar 21, 2010 | Last updated October 05, 2015