Graphic Novels - Young Adult

General Comments

This collection provides leisure reading materials for junior and senior high age patrons. The illustrated format offers a wide range of reading levels and topics. The format of graphic novels combining text and illustrations appeals to teens who are more visually oriented and are attractive to teens experiencing reading difficulty.

Development Plan
For this collection to serve the young adults of the community, it must provide:
  • a wide range of reading levels, from fourth grade to adult.
  • a representation of the well reviewed titles, and those titles which follow popular movie and television trends.
  • a balanced collection of current popular titles and core materials.
  • Manga is collected as a sub collection. Effort is placed on collecting series.
Bibliographies from credible sources such as ALA's Best Graphic Novels for Young Adults and Voice Of Youth Advocates reviews.

Influencing Factors

  • Patron requests are given serious consideration.
  • Available space determines further collection development.


  • Books in poor condition are weeded.
  • Titles in a series are retained.
  • Books with low circulation are weeded.