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BookExpo's 2017 Buzz List Includes Two Graphic Novels

Every year, BookExpo America features a series of "Buzz" panels to discuss the biggest upcoming releases for the year. The Buzz list features three categories, and are chosen by a variety of committees comprising of booksellers, librarians, and other industry professionals. This year, the Buzz list includes two graphic novels: Spinning and The Witch Boy. 

The strength of the graphic novel among young readers [LINK TO CBC] and in the book market [LINK TO DBD 12% GROWTH STATISTIC] has grown over the last few years, making their inclusion in this list pointed in defining how the market will be trending in the years to come. To see a full list of the Buzz list finalists, see below:

BOOKEXPO 2017 ADULT BOOK EDITORS’ BUZZ SELECTIONS
 
Unraveling Oliver
Liz Nugent
Scout Press
Release Date: August 22, 2017
 
Stay With Me
Ayobami Adebayo
Alfred A. Knopf
Release Date: August 22, 2017
 
My Absolute Darling
Gabriel Tallent
Riverhead Books
Release Date: August 29, 2017
 
The World of Tomorrow
Brendan Mathews
Little Brown and Company
Release Date: September 5, 2017
 
The Immortalists
Chloe Benjamin
Putnam
Release Date: January 9, 2018
 
The Woman in the Window
A.J. Finn
William Morrow
Release Date: January 23, 2018
 
YOUNG ADULT BOOKEXPO EDITORS’ BUZZ SELECTIONS 2017
 
Spinning
Tillie Walden
First Second Books
Release Date: September 12, 2017
 
Beasts Made of Night
Tochi Onyebuchi
Razorbill
Release Date: September 12, 2017
 
All the Wind in the World
Samantha Mabry
Algonquin Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 10, 2017
 
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
Dashka Slater
Farrar Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 17, 2017
 
Dear Martin
Nic Stone
Crown Books For Young Readers
Release Date: October 17, 2017
 
MIDDLE GRADE BOOKEXPO EDITORS’ BUZZ SELECTIONS 2017
 
Auma’s Long Run
Eucabeth Odhiambo
Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group
Release Date: September 1, 2017
 
The Witch Boy
Molly Ostertag
Graphix
Release Date: September 1, 2017
 
Greetings From Witness Protection!
Jake Burt
Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: October 3, 2017
 
The Stars Beneath Our Feet
David Barclay Moore
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 24, 2017
 
The Unicorn Quest: The Whisper in the Stone
Kamilla Benko
Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Release Date: January 30, 2018