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New Teen Graphic Novels

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New graphic novels featuring Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, the Joker, Superman, and more are just some of the recent additions to the teen graphic novel collection. Plus, we have two new books from Gene Luen Yang! I highly recommend Dragon Hoops--it's one of my favorites of the year. Whether you're looking for a quick whimsical read (The Postman from Outer Space), a book featuring a wizarding school that's not Hogwarts (The Black Mage), a memoir in graphic novel format (The Fire Never Goes Out), or continuations of popular series (Giant Days, Space Boy), these graphic novels have something for everyone:

Cover of Ms. Marvel Ms. Marvel volume 2: Stormranger by Saladin Ahmed
Between her space adventure, her complicated feelings for Bruno and a looming family tragedy, Ms. Marvel really needs a break, but when Zoe and Nakia decide to get Kamala out of town for a while, their road trip is about to be derailed by literal corporate zombies.
Cover of Giant Days vol. 13 Giant Days volume 13 by John Allison
Everything's going fine for Esther - she's only dealing with a past break up, facing her own mortality and the pressure of an essay contest that could change her life. Don't worry, she's got everything figured out... except for the getting everything figured out part. Otherwise she's not racing towards imminent disaster. But for McGraw, the tough realities of life hit hard as he learns about the loss of someone close to him and has to find a way to process this shocking news.
Book cover of The Black Mage The Black Mage by Daniel Barnes
When St. Ivory Academy, a historically white wizarding school, opens its doors to its first-ever black student, everyone believes that the wizarding community is finally taking its first crucial steps toward inclusivity. Or is it? When Tom Token, the beneficiary of the school's 'Magical Minority Initiative', begins uncovering weird clues and receiving creepy texts on his phone, he and his friend, Lindsay, stumble into a conspiracy that dates all the way back to the American Civil War, and could cost Tom his very soul.
Book cover of Eat, and Love Yourself Eat, and Love Yourself by Sweeney Boo
Mindy is a young woman living with an eating disorder and trapped in a battle for her own self-worth. When she accidentally discovers something that will give her a chance to revisit her past, she thinks she has a chance to put her life back on track. But will she be able to find a way back to her present and treat herself with love and kindness at any size?
Book cover of Long Story Short Long Story Short: 100 Classic Books in Three Panels by Lisa Brown
One hundred pithy and skewering three-panel literary summaries, from curriculum classics like Don Quixote, Lord of the Flies, and Jane Eyre to modern favorites like Beloved, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and Atonement, conveniently organized by subjects including "Love," "Sex," "Death," and "Female Trouble."
Book cover of The Phantom Twin The Phantom Twin by Lisa Brown
Isabel and Jane are the Extraordinary Peabody Sisters, conjoined twins in a traveling carnival freak show--until an ambitious surgeon tries to separate them and fails, causing Jane's death. Isabel has lost an arm and a leg but gained a ghostly companion: her dead twin is now her phantom limb. Haunted, altered, and alone for the first time, can Isabel build a new life that's truly her own?
Book cover of Gotham High Gotham High by Melissa de la Cruz
A reimagining of Gotham for a new generation of readers. Before they became Batman, Catwoman, and The Joker, Bruce, Selina, and Jack were high schoolers who would do whatever it took--even destroy the ones they love--to satisfy their own motives.
Book cover of The Joker: 80 Years of the Crown Prince of Crime The Joker: 80 Years of the Clown Prince of Crime
DC celebrates the 80-year history of Batman's greatest foe, The Joker! Includes The Joker's most memorable appearances, from his 1940 debut in the pages of Batman #1 to more recent capers written by top talents including Scott Snyder, Tony S. Daniel, Paul Dini and more.
Book cover of The Strange Ones The Strange Ones by Jeremy Jusay
Filled with visceral and engaging prose, this graphic novella offers a nostalgic look at two young misfits who manage to find belonging and heartbreak in each other's friendship.
Book cover of Ping Pong vol. 1 Ping Pong Volume 1 by Taiyo Matsumoto
Ace high school table tennis players push their passion to the limit in this story of self-discovery, told by Eisner Award winner Taiyo Matsumoto. Makoto Smile Tsukimoto doesn't smile even though he's got a natural talent for playing ping pong. As one of the best players in school, all hopes are on him to win the regional high school tournament, but winning is not what Smile really wants to do. Will the fierce competition to be number one bring out his best or drive him away from the game?
Book cover of Space Boy vol. 7 Space Boy volume 7 by Stephen McCranie
Amy investigates the secrets behind Oliver's identity, while a new romance blossoms between Schaefer and Tammie, and Zeph reveals his feelings for Amy.
Book cover of The Lost Carnival The Lost Carnival by Michael Moreci
Before Batman trained him to be Robin, Dick Grayson was star of his family of trapeze artists, but when an enchanting new attraction opens nearby and threatens to lure away their remaining customers, Dick is among those drawn to its magical glow and may be too mesmerized to recognize the dangers ahead.
Book cover of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl vol. 12 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl volume 12: To All the Squirrels I've Loved Before by Ryan North
To all things, an ending! As the series kicks off its final story, Brain Drain is missing! And the hitherto invincible Doreen Green will have to face certain defeat to save him! It's the nuttiest Squirrel Girl story ever as lives hang in the balance, narrative threads are resolved, shocking reveals are, um, revealed--and the greatest villains in Marvel history team up to take out the one thing that's stood in their way: Doreen! We're talking big bads like Doctor Doom here, people! Will Squirrel Girl survive? Friendship, explosions and friendships forged during explosions--it all comes down to this!
Book cover of The Postman From Space The Postman from Outer Space by Guillaume Perreault
A letter carrier who delivers mail across the galaxy in his spaceship finds adventure when he is assigned a new route.
Book cover of The Fire Never Goes Out The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures by Noelle Stevenson
In a collection of personal comics that span eight years of her young adult life, author-illustrator Noelle Stevenson charts the highs and lows of being a creative human in the world.
Book cover of Supergirl: Being Super Supergirl: Being Super by Mariko Tamaki
When an earthquake shatters Midvale, uncovering secrets sixteen-year-old Kara Danvers thought would stay buried forever, she must choose between blending in and embracing her differences to save her hometown.
Book cover of Dragon Hoops Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
Gene Luen Yang understands stories--comic book stories, in particular ... But Gene doesn't get sports. As a kid, his friends called him 'Stick' and every basketball game he played ended in pain. He lost interest in basketball long ago, but at the high school where he now teaches, it's all anyone can talk about. The men's varsity team, the Dragons, is having a phenomenal season that's been decades in the making. Each victory brings them closer to their ultimate goal: the California State Championship. Once Gene meets these young all-stars, he realizes that their story is just as thrilling as anything he's seen on a comic book page. He knows he has to follow this epic to its end. What he doesn't know yet is that this season is not only going to change the Dragon's lives, but his own life, as well.
Book cover of Superman Smashes the Klan Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang
When Dr. Lee moves his family to Metropolis, his son Tommy adjusts to the new neighborhood while daugher Roberta feels out of place, so when the evil Klan of the Fiery Cross begins a string of terrorist attacks on the city, Superman fights them, and Roberta and Superman soon learn to embrace their own unique features that set them apart.