Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List

2017 Maverick Graphic Novel List

List (pdf) Annotated List (pdf)

2018 Maverick Graphic Novel List

List (pdf) Annotated List (pdf)

Indicates that the Maverick committee unanimously voted for the title.

(*) Asterisks indicate books are NOT the first book in a series

Author/Artist Title
                                                Grade 6-8  
Alice, Alex Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869
Chmakova, Svetlana Brave
Grine, Chris Time Shifters
Hatke, Ben Mighty Jack
Jamieson, Victoria
All's Faire in Middle School
Libenson, Terri Invisible Emmie
Loux, Matthew The Time Museum
Siegle, Mark, Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockerfeller and Boya Sun 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior
Xu, Ru NewsPrints

                                                Grade 6-12

Chanani, Nidhi Pashmina

Findakly, Brigitte and Lewis Trondheim

Poppies of Iraq

Findakly, Brigette and Lews Trondheim Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy
Gauld, Tom
Hale, Shannon and LeUyen Pham Real Friends
Hinds, Gareth
Poe: Stories and Poems
Irvine, Alex and Ben Bishop
The Far Side of the Moon
Larson, Hope and Rebecca Mock Knife's Edge: A Graphic Novel
Medina, Tony, Stacey Robinson and John Jennings
I Am Alfonso Jones
Meyer, Marissa and Douglas Holgate Wires and Nerve v. 1
Ozaki, Kaori the god's lie.
Sophie-chan Ocean of Secrets
Sun, Jomny Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book
Tynion IV, James and Ryan Sygh The Backstagers v. 1
Wheeler, Andrew and Paulina Ganucheau Another Castle Grimoire
Wiesner, David and Donna Jo Napoli Fish Girl
Yang, Gene Leun, Viktor Bogdanovic and Richard Friend New Super-Man v.1: Made in China
                                                Grade 9-12
Benson, Shawna, Julie Benson and Claire Roe
Batgirl: Birds of Prey
Costa, Ben and James Parks
Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous GooL: The Road of Epoli
De Liz, Renae and Ray Dillon
The Legend of Wonder Woman v. 1: Origins
del Duca, Leila And Kit Seaton Afar
Easton, Brandon and Denis Medri
Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven
Fletcher, Brenden, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr Motor Crush
Fukuyama, Ryoko Anonymous Noise
Houser, Jody and Various *Faith (v. 1-4)
Hyman, Miles
Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery": The Authorized Graphic Adaptation
Kusanagi, Mizuho
Yona of the Dawn v. 1
Lemire, Jeff, Emi Lenox, and Jordie Bellaire
Leth, Kate, Brittney Williams, and Natasha Allegri Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat: Hooked on a Feline
McKenna, Aline Brosh and Ramon K Perez
Moffat, Steven Mark Gatiss, and Jay
Sherlock: A Study in Pink
Osborne, Melissa Jane and Veronica Fish
The Wendy Project
Quinn, Jason and Lalit Kumar Sharma
The Beatles: All Our Yesterdays
Rapp, Adam and Mike Cavallaro Decelerate Blue
Sanbe, Kei Erased
Shinkai, Makato and Kotone Ranmaru your name v. 1
Shinn, Sharon and Molly Knox Ostertag Shattered Warrior
Various *Manga Classics (The Count of Monte Cristo, Jane Eyre, The Jungle Book)
Vaughan, Brian K. and Cliff Chiang *Paper Girls (v. 1-3)
Walden, Tillie Spinning
Westerfeld, Scott and Alex Puvilland The Spill Zone
Young, Keezy Taproot
                                       Adult for Young Adult
Bagieu, Penelope
California Dreamin': Cass Elliot Before the Mama's and the Papa's
Bui, Thi
The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir
Duffy, Damian, John Jennings and Octavia E. Butler
Octavia E. Butler's Kindred
Gudsnuk, Kristen 
Kurzweil, Amy Flying Couch
Legrand, Oliver, J.B. Dijan and David Etien

The Baker Street Four v. 1


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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.

Click here for the history of the Maverick Reading Committee.

Christina Taylor
Round Rock High School
Round Rock ISD 
Administrative Assistant
Lorraine Roussin
Library Services Coordinator
San Antonio ISD
Stephanie Galvan Russell
Gorzycki Middle School
Austin ISD
Sarah Chase
Carroll Senior HighCarroll ISD
 Elizabeth Gilbert
Eisenhower Ninth Grade School
Aldine ISD
Misty Schattle
 Klein Forest High School
Klein ISD
Melissa Cunningham
Pasadena Memorial High School
Pasadena ISD
Jennifer Delmar-Rollings
Richardson Public Library 
Richardson, TX
April Toman
Schertz Public Library
Schertz, TX
Sarah Thomasson
Eaton High School
Northwest ISD


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Created on Mar 21, 2010 | Last updated October 16, 2018