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Choice Awards

TEEN Graphic Novels NOMINEES FOR 2023

Voting has ended for 2023.

Find all the nominees below.


1. Issunboshi
by Ryan Lang

An epic graphic novel retelling of the Japanese folktale about the one-inch Samurai, Issunboshi. In a feudal Japan where creatures of …

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2. Sea Serpents Heir,
Vol. 1:
The Pirate’s Daughter

by Mairghread Scott

For teenage Aella, growing up is hard. Even harder when you find out that you’re the reincarnation of an ancient sea serpent that’s …

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3. Batter Royale
by Leisl Adams

A talented young chef is selected to participate in a baking reality show and finds herself mixed up in spicy competition, bitter rivalry, and sweet …

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4. Demon in the Wood
by Leigh Bardugo

Before he led Ravka’s Second Army, before he created the Fold, and long before he became the Darkling, he was just a lonely boy burdened by …

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5. M Is for Monster
by Talia Dutton

When Doctor Frances Ai’s younger sister Maura died in a tragic accident six months ago, Frances swore she would bring her back to life. However, the creature that …

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6. Tomb Raider King, Vol. 1
by Yuns (REDICE)

Fortune favors the opportunistic, and when mysterious Tombs housing ancient Relics started to appear, those lucky enough to first discover and …

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7. Beastlands: Keepers of the Kingdom
by Curtis Clow

In a medieval fantasy world filled with powerful companion creatures known as keepers, one boy and his friends are on a quest to find his missing …

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8. Ralph Azham, Vol. 2:
The Land of the Blue Demons

by Lewis Trondheim

In this sprawling adventure by award-winning cartoonist Lewis Trondheim, filled with heavily-guarded castles, apocalyptic red skies, flying beasts, and deep mythos, our …

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9. My Hero Academia, Vols. 30, 31, and 32
by Kohei Horikoshi

What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks”? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a …

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10. Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End,
Vols. 4, 5, and 6

by Kanehito Yamada

The adventure is over but life goes on for an elf mage just beginning to learn what living is all about …

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Other Nominees

Inheritance: A Visual Poem
by Elizabeth Acevedo

In her most famous spoken-word poem, author of the Pura Belpré winning novel-in-verse The Poet X Elizabeth Acevedo embraces all the complexities …

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by Sara Alfageeh and
Nadia Shammas

Aiza has always dreamt of becoming a Knight. It’s the highest military honor in the once-great Bayt-Sajji Empire, and as a member of the …

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by Alys Arden

Zatanna’s not your typical New Yorker. She walks her giant rabbit on a leather leash down the boardwalk, lives in a colossal architectural wonder known as …

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Over My Dead Body
by Sweeney Boo

In the days leading up to Samhain, the veil between the world of the dead and the living is at its thinnest. One day, everything was exactly as it was …

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The Witch’s Throne, Vol. 1
by Cedric Caballes

A warrior. A rogue. A saint. And an alchemist with skeleton arms? Every ten years, throne seekers compete to become the four heroes destined to slay the …

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The Crows
by Anders Fager and
Peter Bergting

When Kim inherits an old family house in rural Sweden, there are notes posted everywhere. On the walls, the doors, even the ceiling. Reminders. And …

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Look Back
by Tatsuki Fujimoto

The overly confident Fujino and the shut-in Kyomoto couldn’t be more different, but a love of drawing manga brings these two small-town girls …

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Messy Roots
by Laura Gao

After spending her early years in Wuhan, China, riding water buffalos and devouring stinky tofu, Laura immigrates to Texas, where her …

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Vol. 14 & 15
by Ukyo Kodachi

Naruto was a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He achieved his dream to become the greatest ninja in his village, and now his face sits atop the …

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The Subtle Knife
by Stéphane Melchior-Durand

The stunning full-color art in this graphic novel offers both new and returning readers a chance to experience the story of Lyra, an ordinary girl with …

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Supper Club
by Jackie Morrow

Nora, Lili, and Iris are seniors at Seaside High. Their differing schedules and mounting extracurriculars inspire the girls to form a secret club where …

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The Crumrin Chronicles, Vol. 2
by Ted Naifeh

Imagine waking up one morning and realizing that fifty years have gone by and you hardly noticed, let alone aged. That’s what happens to …

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Hawkeye: Kate Bishop
by Marieke Nijkamp

Kate Bishop has her sights set on the Big Apple! But a lot has changed since she was last in New York. So before she completes her journey …

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The Runaway’s Diary
by James Patterson
and Emily Raymond

Eleanor is happiest when she’s left alone to dream up elaborate stories. Sam is polished, fun, and popular. Still, the sisters have always been there …

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Needle and Thread
by David Pinckney

Choosing between living the life you want and living the life you’re “supposed to have” is not always an easy choice. Noah, embracing his true-self, wants …

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Ain’t Burned All the Bright
by Jason Reynolds
and Jason Griffin

Jason Reynolds and his best bud, Jason Griffin had a mind-meld. And they decided to tackle it, in one fell swoop, in about ten sentences, and 300 pages of …

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The Nightmare Brigade,
Vol. 1

by Frank Thillez

The Nightmare Brigade is a dream team led by Professor Angus. With his two young sidekicks, 14 year-olds Esteban and Tristan, they have one goal: help people get rid of …

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Ralph Azham, Vol. 1:
Black Are The Stars

by Lewis Trondheim

After failing the test of the Chosen One as a young duck, Ralph had a tough time growing up as the village pariah, often getting into trouble due to an …

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The Well
by Jake Wyatt

Li-Zhen’s life on the archipelago is simple. Known to friends and family as Lizzy, she takes care of her grandfather and their goats, she flirts with the woman who helps row the ferry, and she stays…

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Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet, Vol. 1
by Mika Yamamori

Fumi Oono, second-year high-school student. Stuck with the debts of her father, she needs a job—fast. While she did indeed manage to find one as a …

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