Monday, July 30, 2007

What's New to Read at TPL?

Check out the Latest Manga & Graphic Novels for Teens

Hamlet (Manga Shakespeare) (Y GRAPHIC SHAKESPEARE) adapted by Richard Appignanesi; Illustrated by Emma Vieceli
A manga-like adaptation of a very old classic. You’ll look at Shakespeare in a whole new way.




Kitchen Princess [art by] Natsumi Ando; story by Miyuki Kobayashi (Y GRAPHIC KOBAYA)
Najika is a gifted cook and attends the prestigious Seika Academy cooking school. Her friendship with two brothers, Sora and Daichi, creates resentment with other girls at the school. Her greatest rival is a popular, teen model, Akane who tries to drive Najika from the school by staging a cooking contest.


Iron West by Doug TenNapel (Y GRAPHIC TENNAP)
Preston Struck is an incompetent outlaw with a heart of fool's gold. He discovers an army of metal men bent on destroying central California. While Struck avoids any form of heroism, he gets a little help from a magical old shaman and his sidekick Sasquatch



Avril Lavigne’s Make 5 Wishes by Camilla D’Errico & Joshua Dysart (Y GRAPHIC D’ERRI)
Hana just doesn’t fit in. At school, she feels like the invisible girl. One night she runs across a mysterious website called Make5Wishes.com. Before she knows it, she’s ordered a package guaranteed to make dreams come true. Or will it?



Gravitation Ex by Maki Murakami (Y GRAPHIC MURAKA)
order to heal the wounds in his heart, Eiri Yuki and his vocalist lover, Shuichi, travel to New York to visit the grave of Yuki's first love and tormentor, Yuki Kitagawa. But once there, they make a startling discovery that will change their lives...forever!



W Juliet by Emura (Y GRAPHIC EMURA)
Sixteen-year-old tomboy Ito Miura is going to be Romeo in the school production of "Romeo and Juliet.' The cute new student, Makoto Amano, has been chosen to play Juliet. As they become friends, Ito discovers that Makoto has a secret that will ruin Makoto's life if anyone ever finds out what it is.


Grand Theft Galaxy by Tricia Riley Hale (Y GRAPHIC HALE)
On her 18th birthday, Samantha finds out that her parents are intergalactic thieves. After discovering her familys true origin, she is whisked away to escape the galactic law enforcers who intend to blow up the Earth.



MaBuRaHo by Toshihiko Tsukiji (Y GRAPHIC TSUKIJI)
17-year-old Kazuki Shikimori is an average student, but that doesn't stop the female population of Aoi Academy from vying for his attention! His impeccable DNA will start a teenage war of lovesick girls!




To Terra by Keiko Takemiya (Y GRAPHIC TAKEMIYA)
Having driven Terra to the brink of environmental collapse, humanity decides to reform itself by ushering in the age of Superior Domination (S.D.), a system of social control in which children are no longer the offspring of parents but progeny of a universal computer. The new social order, however, results in an unexpected byproduct: the Mu, a mutant race with extrasensory powers who are forced in exile by The System.

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