The graphic novels on this list were published between May 1, 2017, and April 30, 2018. Titles were nominated by teens and library staff in Oregon. OYAN members voted to select the 20 titles on the list and worked to create a balanced list that includes a variety of genres and diverse titles. Learn more about the annual Graphic Rave and access past lists on the OYAN website.
Whether or not you were able to join us in Eugene for OLA, you can now view the slides for most presentations on Northwest Central. Of particular interest to OYAN members:
- Understanding Autism preconference
- Being On the National YALSA Teens’ Top Ten Panel: A Tale of Many ARCs
- Engaging Teens Using YouTube
- If They Build It, They Might Come: Design Thinking and Teen Summer Reading
- Stark Raving OYAN: Book Rave and Graphic Rave Revealed, 2018
- This One’s for the Fans: Building and Improving Access to Fandom Collections in the Library
Mark your calendars: the 2019 OLA-WLA Conference will be held at the Hilton Vancouver in Vancouver, WA from April 17-20, 2019!
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!
The OYAN 2015 Graphic Rave list, in PDF:
Do you like comics? Superheroes? Manga? Graphic novels? So do we!
And, at OYAN, we’re thankful for artists and authors who create these beautiful, intense, humorous, heart-wrenching, action-packed, poetic, and otherwise awesome reads for us to enjoy. If you’re thankful, too, then print a copy of the brochure below to share with friends and teens who will, well… thank you for it!
Check out the OYAN picks for this year’s all-new Graphic Rave in an all-new PDF format – yay!
Happy Thanksgiving – and, as always, happy reading – from OYAN!