Obsession resumes

I was reading Kate Culkin’s PWCW profile of the delightful Aya (Drawn & Quarterly), and I came to a screeching halt when I read this:

“The ALA has nominated the book as one of its 2008 Great Graphic Novels for Teens.”

What?! There’s a new round of nominations?! Why wasn’t I informed?! To the search engine!

Ahhhh, Young Adult Library Services Association… it’s been too long.

Anyway, it’s a nice first round of nominees with some personal favorites (After School Nightmare, Emma, Goong) and some books I’m looking forward to reading (The Plain Janes, The Tiny Tyrant).

2 Responses to Obsession resumes

  1. RobinB says:

    I’m sorry I didn’t send out an announcement when I knew the nominations were officially open! Apologies. 🙂

    Any titles I should go and read to consider?

  2. davidpwelsh says:

    Don’t worry! I’m fixated enough that I’ll resume checking regularly.

    As far as suggestions go, I can’t possibly recommend Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms strongly enough. It was just released by Last Gasp, who also released the English-language Barefoot Gen, and it’s just amazing.

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