Texas Library Association Announces Mavericks Graphic Novels List for 2017

The Texas Library Association created the Mavericks Graphic Novels Reading List with the purpose of encouraging students in grade 6-12 to explore a variety of current books. Compilated by the a committee of public school and library officials, the Mavericks list is posted on an annual basis as recreational reading for readers of all ages. To see previous recommended reading lists:
2015 | 2016.

Below is a list of the committee's 2017 recommended reading list - Bold denotes Diamond publisher. For a fully annotated list of the recommended reading, click here.

Publisher Title ISBN, Price
Grade 6-8  
Chronicle Lowriders to the Center of the Earth 9781452123431, $22.99
Oni Press Alabaster Shadows 9781620102640, $12.99
Yen Press The Boy and the Beast Volume 1 9780316358200, $13.00
First Second Bera the One-Headed Troll 9781626721067, $17.99
Scholastic/Graphix Ghosts 9780545540629, $10.99
Grade 6-12
Udon Entertainment Sense and Sensibility 9781927925621, $24.99
First Second Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling 9781626721555, $17.99
BOOM! Box Help Us Great Warrior! 9781608868025, $19.99
Zest Prison Island: A Graphic Memoir 9781942186021, $16.99
Archaia Mezolith 9781608866991, $24.99
Archaia Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Alamo All-Stars 9781608866991, $24.99
First Second The Nameless City 9781626721562, $14.99
Valiant Entertainment Faith, Volume 1: Hollywood and Vine 9781682151211, $9.99
BOOM! Box Jonesy 9781608868834, $9.99
BOOM! Box Goldie Vance 9781608868988, $9.99
Farrar, Straus, & Giroux Compass South 9780374300432, $17.99
Touchstone Books Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir 9781501107726, $30.00
BOOM! Box Power Up 9780062278234, $17.99
Top Shelf Productions March: Book Three 9781603094023, $19.99
SelfMadeHero Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie 9781910593110, $19.95
Andrews McMeel Publishing The Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York: A Yarn for the Strange at Heart 9781449471002, $9.99
Marvel The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Volume 1: Squirrel Power 9780785197027, $15.99
Candlewick Snow White: A Graphic Novel 9780763672331, $19.99
First Second Science Comics: Dinosaurs, Fossils and Feathers 9781626721432, $9.99
Marvel  Moon Girl and the Devil Dinosaur Volume 1: BFF 9781302900052, $17.99
Farrar, Straus, & Giroux Dare to Disappoint 9780374316983, $16.99
Dark Horse Veda: Assembly Required 9781616554972, $14.99
Archie Comics Archie: The New Riverdale 9781627388672, $19.95
Shambhala Lafcadio Hearn's the Faceless Ghost and Other Macabre Tales from Japan 9781611801972, $16.95
Grade 9-12
Marvel Thor Volume 1: Goddess of Thunder 9780785192381, $24.99
Dark Horse Ei8ht Volume 1: Outcast 9781616556372, $17.99
BOOM! Box Giant Days Volume 1 9781608867899, $9.99
First Second Tetris: The Games People Play 9781626723153, $19.99
Oni Press Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad 9781620102442, $19.99
Marvel Captain Marvel Volume 2: Stay Fly 9780785190141, $15.99
No Starch Press The Manga Guide to Physiology 9781593274405, $19.95
Oni Press Lion of Rora 9781620102480, $24.99
Oni Press Stringers 9781620102916, $19.99
Kodansha Princess Jellyfish Volume 1 9781401259792, $19.99
Oni Press Lucky Penny 9781620102879, $19.99
Viz Media So Cute it Hurts!! v. 1 9781421579856, $9.99
Marvel Spider-Gwen: Most Wanted 9780785197737, $16.99
IDW Publishing Rot and Ruin: Warrior Smart 9781631401862, $19.99
Nobrow Press Einstein 9781910620014, $19.95
First Second Omaha Beach on D-Day: June 6, 1944 with One of the World's Iconic Photographers 9781626722835, $24.99
Harper Collins Monster: A Graphic Novel 9780062274991, $9.99
Abrams The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded 9781419718939, $24.95
Dark Horse Zodiac Starforce: By the Power of Astra 9781616559137, $12.99
Yen Press Hollow City: The Graphic Novel: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children 9780316306799, $20.00
DC Comics Prez Volume 1: Corndog-in-Chief 9781401259792, $14.99
Seven Seas Entertainment Orange: The Complete Collection 1 9781626923027, $19.99
Marvel Silk Volume 1: Sinister 9780785199571, $19.99
Image Comics Paper Girls Volume 1 9781632156747, $9.99
NBM Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker 9781561639489, $12.99
Marvel All-New, All-Different Avengers Volume 1: The Magnificent Seven 9780785199670, $19.99 
Kodansha Real Account 1 9781632362346, $10.99
Adult for Young Adult
Image Comics Red One Book 1: Welcome to America 9781632154002, $16.99
Marvel The Vision Volume 1: Little Worse Than a Man 9780785196570, $17.99
Image Comics Monstress Volume 1 : Awakening 9781632157096, $9.99
Graphic Universe Terrorist: Gavrilo Princip, the Assassin Who Ignited World War I 9781467772792, $33.32
SelfMadeHero Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film 9781910593035, $24.95
Little Brown The White Donkey: Terminal Lance 9780316362832, $25.00
Image Comics Starve  Volume 1 9781632155467, $9.99
SelfMadeHero, Irmina 9781910593103, $24.95
Image Comics I Hate Fairyland Volume 1: Madly Ever After 9781632156853, $9.99


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Image Comics
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Monstress Volume 1: Awakening Monstress Volume 1: Awakening
Image Comics
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Oni Press
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