One of the many nice things about the Young Adult Library Services Association is that they don’t compartmentalize graphic novels in their awards process. I took a quick look at the nominees for the 2008 round of Best Books for Young Adults and found the following:
Carey, Mike. Re-Gifters. 2007. DC Comics/minx, $9.99 (978-1-4012-0371-9).
De Crecy, Nicolas. Glacial Period. 2007. NBM Publishing/Comicslit, $16.95 (978-1-56163-483-5).
Lat. Town Boy. 2007. Roaring Brook/First Second, $16.95 (978-1-59643-331-1).
Lutes, Jason. Houdini: The Handcuff King. 2007. Hyperion, $16.99 (978-0-7868-3902-5).
Siegel, Siena Cherson. To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel. September 2006. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, $17.95 (978-0-689-86747-7).
I’m particularly happy to see Glacial Period in there, and I think Re-Gifters is the best of Minx’s initial offerings. Gene Yang’s American Born Chinese made the top 10 in last year’s Best Books list.
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