This is great news – YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association has a great list of books and graphic novels, chosen by librarians, every year. This year, Dark Horse landed six books on the YALSA list, thus assuring that I’ll be able to stock my tweens’ and teens’ shelves with graphic novels aplenty. Great work to all the writers and artists who make these books happen!
“Dark Horse has always considered librarians to be essential to the cause of bringing graphic novels to a broader audience, just as we feel visionary writers and artists push the boundaries of the medium,” said Dark Horse’s VP of book trade sales, Michael Martens. “With the selections of these titles to the 2014 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens list, the boundaries will be pushed and the audience broadened! Thanks to both YALSA and our authors for making this happen!”
This year’s Dark Horse selections are as follows:
Faith Erin Hicks. The Adventures of Superhero Girl (978-1616550844)
Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose. Sacrifice (978-1595829856)
Matt Kindt. MIND MGMT Volume 1: The Manager (978-1595827975)
Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo. Hellboy: The Midnight Circus (978-1616552381)
Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover. Bandette Volume 1: Presto! (978-1616552794)
Brian Wood and Kristian Donaldson. The Massive Volume 1: Black Pacific (978-1616551322)
Dark Horse congratulates the editors, writers, and artists who worked on each of the above titles, and thanks the Young Adult Library Services Association for recognizing these works!
For a full list of the YALSA Great Graphic Novels 2014 – several of which we reviewed here at WhatchaReading – click on over here.