#GGN2019 Nominees Round Up, April 19 Edition

Frau Faust vols. 1-4 by Kore Yamazaki
Kodansha Comics
Publication Dates & ISBNs:
Vol. 1 – September 26, 2017 – 978-1632364807
Vol. 2 – November 14, 2017 – 978-1632364814
Vol. 3 – January 23, 2018 – 978-1632365491
Vol. 4 – March 6, 2018 – 978-1632365507

Dr. Johanna Faust has been dead for over 100 years, but she is cursed with immortality by her demon, Mephistopheles. The demon was quartered by the church to stop him from giving others immortality, and now, in order to break the curse, Dr. Faust must find all of his pieces and put him back together. With the help of the young, education hungry Marion and her homunculus, Nico, Dr. Faust is well on her way to putting her demon together again in the first 4 volumes of this new manga series.

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#GGN2019 Nominees Round Up, April 12 Edition

Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll
Farrar Straus Giroux
Publication Date: 01/09/18
ISBN: 978-0374300289

After attending a disastrous party before the beginning of her freshman year in high school, 13 year-old Melinda starts school as a pariah. She finds herself ostracized, alienated, and bullied because she was the one who called the police to break up the party. She faces the year mostly friendless at school and unable to talk to her parents at home, unable to confide in anyone to tell them what really happened that night. Art becomes the one outlet for her to express growing her loneliness, depression, and fear. As the year progresses, she must learn how to find her voice, to tell others what happened to her on that summer night, and to stand up to the one person who continues to haunt and threaten her.

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#GGN2019 Nominees Round Up, April 5 Edition

The Aeneid: A Graphic Novel by Diego Agrimbau
Stone Arch Books
Publication Date: January 1, 2018
ISBN: 978-1496561138

This is a graphic novel retelling of Virgil’s ancient classic, The Aeneid. After the Trojan War ends with the fall of Troy, Aeneas and his men wander the Mediterranean where they fight monsters and enemy soldiers. They find romance and tragedy, culminating in the founding of Rome.
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#GGN2019 Nominees Round Up, March 29 Edition

Shade the Changing Girl 2: Little Runaway by Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone
Young Animal / DC Comics
Publication Date: February 6, 2018
ISBN: 978-1401275457

When Loma swathed herself in a coat of madness to escape life on Meta, taking over the body of Megan Boyer was merely a means to an end. However, inhabiting the skin of a narcissistic high schooler comes with consequences. In this second installment of the series, Shade the Changing Girl, Loma decides to trade in the high school drama for her bucket list of Earth adventures. First up: meet her idol, the 1950’s sitcom star, Honey Rich.

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Selected Lists Update

Hopefully by now you’ve seen the first of the new Selected Lists nominees posts for the 2019 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, Amazing Audiobooks for Teens, Great Graphic Novels for Teens, and Best Fiction for Young Adults lists. These blogging teams are all now hard at work reading potential nominees and writing posts.

One of the goals of transitioning these lists to The Hub was to provide information about nominees throughout the year rather than all at once so it is easier for library staff to use the information in their everyday work. In keeping with that goal, The Hub has adopted a schedule for posting new nominations each week.While the nature of the work means there may not be new nominees in each list every single week, Hub readers will see new nominees consistently throughout the year, and they will know when to expect to see posts on specific lists.

The weekly schedule is listed below, along with each list’s landing page on The Hub. You’ll be able to see the full list of current nominees, along with the link to each list’s field nomination form.

Also, be sure to check out YALSA’s Teen Book Finder App for more information about previous selections, along with award winners and honor books.

–Stephen Ashley, currently reading The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan

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#GGN2019 Nominees Round Up, March 22 edition

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
First Second
Publication Date: February 13, 2018
ISBN: 978-1626723634

Up-and-coming Parisian seamstress Frances is given the opportunity of a lifetime when a patron hires her to make her unique designs full time. When the patron turns out to be the young and eligible Belgian prince Sebastian, who wears the gowns under the secret identity of Lady Crystallia, the two begin a collaboration that takes the Paris fashion scene by storm. That is, so long as Frances is willing to also keep her identity a secret to protect her new friend.

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#GGN2019 Nominees Round Up, March 15 edition

All Summer Long by Hope Larson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication Date: May 1, 2018
ISBN: 978-0374304850

In this coming-of-age story, thirteen-year-old Bina is left to figure out how to have fun during summer by herself when her best friend, Austin, leaves for soccer camp for a month. At first, she spends her days binging on TV shows and playing guitar, but she soon finds friendship with a person she didn’t expect.

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Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2019 (#GGN2019) Nominee Round Up

It’s time for more selected lists nominees! Stay tuned to the Hub as we reveal the nominees for 2019’s Quick Picks, Amazing Audiobooks, Great Graphic Novels for Teens, and Best Fiction for Young Adults!

Today you can see our first three Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2019 (#GGN2019) nominees.

Escape from Syria by Samya Kullab and Jackie Roche
Firefly Books
Publication Date: October 10, 2017
ISBN: 978-1770859821

Amina’s family now lives in Canada, but they fled Syria four years earlier after their home was destroyed. The reader sees Amina and her family’s journey from Syria to neighboring Lebanon, and later through Europe until finally her family arrives in Canada.

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