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Young Adult Graphic Novels

Highlighting the young adult graphic novels of the Huntsville Madison County Public Library

Types of Manga

Shōnen -  titles targeted towards boys which typically have high action and are centered around male leads (with Seinen referring to manga for older teen boys).

Shōujo titles targeted towards girls with focus on relationships and romantic from the female perspective (with Josei referring to manga for older teen girls).

Light Novels - Short novellas are adaptations of serialized work or companion pieces to popular manga or anime, these are text based works with few few if any pictures/panels.


Complete Series

Realistic Fiction

Anda from In Real Life, art by Jen Wang (First Second 2014)

Spotlight fictional titles typically set in present day with down to earth realistic topics or issues relevant to what people go through in their everyday lives. Sometimes these can be accounts of actual events told through the eyes of a fictional character.



Barakamon (Shōnen)

Behind the Scenes!! (Shōujo)

Blue Monday

Blue Period (Seinen)

Boys Run the Riot


Giant Days

A Silent Voice (Shōnen)

Surviving the City

Graphic Novels