Graphic Novels

Young Adult Bibliography and Webliography

Graphic Novels

ED 5502 Reading and Literature, Grades 5-12

Updated July 2014


prepared by Jane M. Gangi, PhD


Thanks to Kate Capshaw Smith, professor of children’s literature at the University of Connecticut, from her graphic novel syllabus, and Nilsen, Blasingame, Donelson, & Donelson (2013).


See Brie Hiramine’s 25 Essential Graphic Novels:


Graphic Novels

Abel, Jessica, LaPerdida

Bechdel, Alison, Fun Home

Clowes, Daniel, Ghost World

Cruse, Howard, Struck Rubbery Baby

Dembicki, Matt, Trickser: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection

Eisner, Will, A Contract with God

Gaiman, The Sandman Vol. 1; Preludes and Nocturnes

Kim, Derek Kirk, Same Difference

Miller, Frank, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Moore, Alan, V Is for Vendetta

Moore, Alan and David Gibbons, Watchmen

O’Malley, Bryan Lee, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Pini and Pini, Elfquest

Satrapi, Marjane, Persepolis

Selznick, Brian, The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Smith, Jeff, Bone

Spiegelman, Art, Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale; Maus II: And Here My Troubles Began

Talbot, Brian, The Tale of One Bad Day

Thompson, Craig, Blankets

Vaughan, Brian and Niko Henrichon, Pride of Baghdad

Yang, Gene Luen, American Born Chinese

Young, Karen Romano, Doodlebug and In the Middle