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2019 Eisner Award Nominees

See the full list of nominees here. (Bold titles are available in the library.)

Best Publication for Kids

  • Aquicorn Cove, by Katie O'Neill
  • Be Prepared, by Vera Brosgol
  • The Cardboard Kingdom, by Chad Sell
  • Crush, by Svetlana Chmakova
  • The Divided Earth, by Faith Erin Hicks

Best Publication for Teens

  • All Summer Long, by Hope Larson
  • Gumballs, by Erin Nations
  • Middlewest, by Skottie Young and Jorge Corona
  • Norroway, Book 1: The Black Bull of Norroway, by Cat Seaton and Kit Seaton
  • The Prince and the Dressmaker, by Jen Wang
  • Watersnakes, by Tony Sandoval, translated by Lucas Marangon

2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten

Annual Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten is compiled by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Titles in bold are available in the Mahoney Library.


  1. Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation. By Anne Frank and Ari Folman. Illus. by David Polonsky.
  2. Crush. By Svetlana Chmakova.
  3. Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt With Family Addiction. By Jarrett Krosoczka.
  4. Illegal. By Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin. Illus. by Giovanni Rigano.
  5. My Brother’s Husband, Volume 2. By Gengoroh Tagame.
  6. On a Sunbeam. By Tillie Walden.
  7. Royal City, Volume 2: Sonic Youth, and Royal City, Volume 3: We All Float On. By Jeff Lemire.
  8. Silver Spoon. By Hiromu Arakawa.
  9. Speak: The Graphic Novel. By Laurie Halse Anderson. Illus. by Emily Carroll. 
  10. The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees. By Don Brown.