Every year, OYAN members choose their favorite graphic novels for teens of the year with an eye for balance across genre, format, protagonist identity, and content and with special consideration for smaller or independent as well as Pacific Northwest publishers. (For details, see the official selection process.)
The votes have been counted; here are this year’s winners!
- Bad Machinery, Volume 6: The Case of the Unwelcome Visitor by John Allison
- Black Panther, Book 1: A Nation Under Our Feet by Ta-Nehisi Coates & Brian Stelfreeze
- Giant Days, Volume 3 by John Allison & Max Sarin
- Goldie Vance, Volume 1 by Hope Larson & Brittney Williams
- Haikyu!!, Volume 1 by Haruichi Furudate
- Jughead, Volume 1 by Chip Zdarsky & Erica Henderson
- The Legend of Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: Origins by Renae De Liz
- Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy by Chynna Clugston Flores & Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
- March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell
- Mighty Thor, Volume 1: Thunder in Her Veins by Jason Aaron & Russell Dauterman
- Ms. Marvel, Volume 5: Super Famous by G. Willow Wilson & Takeshi Miyazawa
- Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us by Ananth Hirsch & Yuko Ota
- Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess, Book 2: Free Women by Jeremy Whitley & Rose Higgins
- Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill
- Secret Coders: Secrets & Sequences by Gene Luen Yang & Mike Holmes
- Tetris: The Games People Play by Box Brown
- That Wolf-Boy is Mine! Volume 1 by Yoko Nogiri
- Tokyo Ghoul, Volume 12 by Sui Ishida
- Yona of the Dawn, Volume 1 by Mizuho Kusanagi
- Yvain: The Night of the Lion by M.T. Anderson
The Graphic Rave 2017 pamphlet [PDF] includes annotations for each title and is a great way to promote this list to your patrons.
Special thanks to Traci Glass at the Eugene Public Library for managing the nomination, voting, and pamphlet design processes!