U.S. Librarians Rank Wandering Son, Bride's Story in Teens' Top 10
posted on by Egan Loo
YALSA named five more manga titles to its Great Graphic Novels for Teens list:
Gandhi: A Manga Biography
By Kazuki Ebine
Blue Exorcist volume 1
By Kazue Kato
Animal Land volume 1
By Makoto Raiku
Kamisama Kiss volumes 1 & 2
The Story of Saiunkoku volumes 1 & 2
By Sai Yukino and Kairi Yura
The committee also named Mangaman, Barry Lyga and Colleen Doran's graphic novel about a manga character trapped in an American high school in the real world.
These lists are presented annually at the ALA's Midwinter Meeting. Each book is recommended for ages 12-18 and meet the criteria of being "both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens."
Last year's list included 15 Japanese manga titles, and its top ten list featured Hisae Iwaoka's Saturn Apartments. 2010's list had 19 Japanese recommendations, and its top ten list highlighted three manga titles (Ooku, Children of the Sea, and Pluto). 2009's list offered nine manga with three manga titles on the top ten list: Sand Chronicles, REAL, and Uzumaki.
[Via Joy Kim, Deb Aoki]