The nominations for YALSA’s 2012 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list have been finalized! All year I’ve been reading all the new graphic novels, superhero stories, and manga I can get my hands on to evaluate and nominate titles, because last year I was selected as a committee member for this list. But the committee doesn’t just need my opinion. We also want to hear what you think about the titles that have been nominated to be on the list.
Our final discussions will take place during the ALA Midwinter Conference. That’s on January 20-24 of next year. That still gives you time to read some of the books and send me your thoughts. Many of them are available from the library! But some of them are so new we haven’t even gotten them on the shelves yet. However, I have copies!
Publishers generously send the committee members review copies of nominated titles, so I have a whole shelf of them here at CLP – East Liberty. Leave a comment on this post telling me which ones you’re interested in, the library branch you go to, and the librarian that you know there, and I’ll send the books over for you to read. All you have to do is fill out a one page evaluation form telling me your thoughts about whatever you’ve read. OR you can email me the info at firstname.lastname@example.org
The opinions of actual readers are so helpful to us when discussion time comes around. So please lend me your voice and help us select the books that will end up being Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2012. Once again, the list of nominations can be found here. And below you’ll see a sampling of some of the covers of the nominated books.
Thanks! I look forward to hearing from you.
Tessa, CLP – East Liberty