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Must Have: Daredevil

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Today’s graphic literature fans are enjoying a golden age of television undreamed of. Whether you’re a fan of superheroics, spy-thrillers, or horror, there’s something for virtually everyone. But what happens when someone goes looking for the books that inspired their…

Must Have: Legends of Tomorrow

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Today’s graphic literature fans are enjoying a golden age of television undreamed of. Whether you’re a fan of superheroics, spy-thrillers, or horror, there’s something for virtually everyone. But what happens when someone goes looking for the books that inspired their…

Must Have: Green Arrow

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Today’s graphic literature fans are enjoying a golden age of television undreamed of. Whether you’re a fan of superheroics, spy-thrillers, or horror, there’s something for virtually everyone. But what happens when someone goes looking for the books that inspired their…

Must Have: Supergirl

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Today’s graphic literature fans are enjoying a golden age of television undreamed of. Whether you’re a fan of superheroics, spy-thrillers, or horror, there’s something for virtually everyone. But what happens when someone goes looking for the books that inspired their…

Must Have: The Flash

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Today’s graphic literature fans are enjoying a golden age of television undreamed of. Whether you’re a fan of superheroics, spy-thrillers, or horror, there’s something for virtually everyone. But what happens when someone goes looking for the books that inspired their…

Must Have: Manga for Teens 2014 Update

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Our criteria for this list is simple: these are the titles that are solid additions to your teen collection. We’re updating the original list posted in December 2011. We went through and removed series waning in popularity and add in…

Anime Club Picks: Crunchyroll

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  Librarians across the country run Japanese manga and anime clubs of all types, most frequently appealing to middle school and high school age fans.  In recent years it’s been trickier to navigate getting the appropriate licenses to show anime,…

Kaze Hikaru, vols. 1-21

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When her father and older brother are murdered by political rebels, fourteen-year-old Tominaga Sei vows vengeance. Taking the sword skills her brother taught her, she disguises herself as a boy named Kamiya Seizaburo and journeys to Kyoto where she joins…

Gunnerkrigg Court, vol. 1-3

    After Antimony Carver’s mother dies, she is sent to Gunnerkrigg Court, a boarding school that is far from ordinary; there are mysterious items hidden deep in the school, the teachers seem to have more than normal abilities, and…

Romancing the List

There’s nothing like a good romance to get the heart rate up. These titles pack in drama, love, and plenty of steamy kisses! Teen Titles Boys over Flowers by Yoko Kamio Viz Media, 2003 37 vol. This long running romance…

Funny Titles

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Dramatic titles tend to get a lot of attention. I understand that. Dramatic titles can feel more important. However, everyone loves a good laugh and most can agree that it’s harder to be witty than wistful. So here’s a list…

Ivy

If Raina Telgemeier’s Smile is for middle schoolers and Vera Brosgol’s Anya’s Ghost is for young teens, Sarah Oleksyk’s Ivy is for older teens getting ready to graduate and start another phase of their lives. Ivy doesn’t know why everything…

Must Have: Anime for the Uninitiated

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Japanese anime can feel like an intimidating medium to tackle for new viewers. It’s easy to get put off by the sparkles, extreme caricatures, and manic behavior on display. Thus, the NFNT staff put their heads together and decided to…

Must Have: Manga for Teens

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   Our criteria for this list, our first in a sequence of Must Have lists, is simple: these are the titles that are solid additions to your teen collection.  We’re not necessarily talking rich language or literary merit — these…