Graphic Novels Perfect for Teens and Young AdultsSep 06, 2022
Are you looking for a way to get your students interested in reading? Are they bored with traditional books? If so, then you should consider introducing them to graphic novels! Graphic novels are perfect for teens and young adults, and there are plenty of great titles to choose from. In this blog post, we will discuss 20 of the best graphic novels for middle and high school students. We have something for everyone, so read on to find out more!
Graphic novels are a great way to get teens and young adults interested in reading. They are often fast-paced and full of action, which can be just what reluctant readers need to get hooked on a book. In addition, graphic novels can be a great tool for visual learners. The pictures help to tell the story and provide another layer of understanding.
If you are looking for graphic novels to add to your classroom library, here are 20 of the best titles for middle and high school students:
>> Maus by Art Spiegelman: This graphic novel tells the story of Spiegelman's father, a Polish Jew who survived the Holocaust. It is a powerful and moving story, and it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992.
>> Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi: This graphic novel tells the story of Satrapi's childhood in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It is funny and heartwarming, but also provides a glimpse into a culture that many Americans know little about.
>> Fun Home by Alison Bechdel: This memoir tells the story of Bechdel's childhood and her relationship with her father. It is a touching and often funny look at family dynamics.
>> American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang: This graphic novel tells the story of Jin Wang, a Chinese-American boy who just wants to fit in. It is a hilarious and moving story about identity and belonging.
>> Smile by Raina Telgemeier: This graphic novel is a coming-of-age story about a girl who loses her two front teeth. It is an upbeat and relatable story that will resonate with many readers.
>> Drama by Raina Telgemeier: This graphic novel is about two friends who are trying to put on a school musical. It is a fun and heartwarming story about the power of friendship.
>> Guts by Raina Telgemeier: This graphic novel is about a girl who suffers from chronic stomach pain. It is an honest and moving story about dealing with illness.
>> Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier: This graphic novel is about a girl who moves to a new town and discovers that it is haunted. It is a spooky and heartwarming story about finding friends in unexpected places.
>> Sisters by Raina Telgemeier: This graphic novel is about two sisters who have a difficult relationship. It is a relatable and touching story about family dynamics.
>> Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi: This fantasy graphic novel series follows the adventures of Emily, a girl who finds a magical amulet that allows her to enter other worlds. It is an action-packed and exciting series that will keep readers hooked.
>> Bone by Jeff Smith: This fantasy graphic novel series follows the adventures of three cousins who get lost in a strange land. It is full of humor and heart, and it has something for everyone.
>> This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki: This coming-of-age graphic novel follows two girls who spend their summers at a lake house. It is a touching and beautifully illustrated story about friendship and growing up.
>> Heartstopper by Alice Oseman: This graphic novel series follows the relationship between two boys in an English boarding school. It is a sweet and heartwarming story that will stay with readers long after they finish it.
>> Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds: This graphic novel tells the story of a boy who must choose whether to avenge his brother's death or follow the rules of his gang. It is a powerful and thought-provoking story about violence and its consequences.
>> March by Congressman John Lewis: This graphic novel series is based on the true story of the Civil Rights Movement, told by one of its key participants. It is an inspiring and important story that everyone should read.
>> Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka: This graphic memoir tells the story of Krosoczka's childhood and his relationship with his absent father. It is a moving and powerful story about family, addiction, and forgiveness.
>> El Deafo by Cece Bell: This graphic novel is based on the author's own experiences as a deaf child. It is a funny and relatable story that will help hearing children understand what it's like to be deaf.
>> Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland: This fantasy graphic novel series follows the adventures of five dragonets who must save their world from war. It is an exciting and action-packed series that will keep readers hooked.
>> Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson: This graphic novel series follows the adventures of a group of girls who go to summer camp. It is a fun and funny series that will appeal to readers of all ages.
>> Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson: This superhero graphic novel series follows the adventures of Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American teenager who gains superpowers. It is an empowering and inspiring story that will leave readers eager for more.
These are just a few of the many great graphic novels out there that are perfect for teens and young adults. And if you're looking for a way to incorporate graphic novels into your classroom, check out the Writing a Graphic Novel Full Unit. There are lessons on everything from panel layout to color and mood to character development! Have your students explore graphic novels with the books above, and then write their own!