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Graphic Novels have a lot to offer as literature, educational tools, entertainment and more! Whether you are a teacher, educator, or reading specialist seeking to incorporate comics or graphic novels into the classroom; or a librarian or media specialist looking for assistance with graphic novel collection development, our web site's mission is to provide you with comprehensive information on the latest graphic novel news, interviews with professionals, new release information, GN and manga bestsellers, and events along with useful tools such as reviews and lesson plans.

Comic-Con International has announced the nominees for this year's Eisner Awards - leading the pack is Marvel Comics' Hawkeye, Image Comics' Saga, and DC Comics/Vertigo's The Wake. See inside for the entire list.
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Dr. Katie Monnin speaks with TOON Books Publisher/Editorial Director Francoise Mouly about her experiences releasing graphic novels for early readers and the publisher's classroom initiatives.
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2014 is a banner year for movie and comic crossovers. From Captain America to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans will pack theaters all year long. Diamond BookShelf has a look at this year's selection of movie tie-in graphic novels. Read up before you go to the movies!
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Cartoonist Daniel Sean Kaye goes under the shell to reveal the exciting inner lives of the seemingly innocuous pets in Never Underestimate a Hermit Crab, published by Silver Dragon Books. In this article, Kaye discusses the book, and how kids can learn from the tiny crustaceans.
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Top Shelf Productions' March tells the story of the Civil Rights Movement pioneer John Lewis from his firsthand perspective. BookShelf spoke with Rep. Lewis and co-creators Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell about this historic tale. Lesson Plan Inside!
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By Mark Banaszak
The baddest Minuteman from Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso's crime drama returns in 100 Bullets: Brother Lono, the new collection from DC Comics' Vertigo imprint.
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Fred Gallagher's acclaimed otaku webcomic returns to print with the Megatokyo Omnibus from Dark Horse Comics.
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The King of the Monsters reigns supreme in IDW Publishing's Godzilla: History's Greatest Monster, coming just in time for the return of Godzilla to theaters in May.
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For librarians and educators looking to sample some upcoming books before they hit the shelves, BookShelf offers a list of the newest titles now available for viewing on Net Galley, including Dark Horse Comics' Hellboy in Hell Vol. 1, IDW Publishing's Star Trek: Khan, Image Comics' Sex Criminals Vol. 1, and Oni Press' The People Inside.
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While Marko, Alana, and their family find refuge at a hero's home, their pursuers prove perilously close behind in Image Comics' Saga Vol. 3, the latest installment in the award-winning and bestselling series.
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The Stage is Set to... Kill Shakespeare! Thwart the malicious machinations of Richard III and Lady Macbeth as one of the Bard's five most famous heroes in this semi-cooperative game of intrigue and backstabbing from IDW Games.
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Dr. Katie Monnin reviews First Second's Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant with suggestions for how it could be used in a classroom or workshop setting.
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For educators or librarians interested to know which graphic novels are bestsellers at your local comic shop, Image Comics' The Walking Dead Vol. 20: All Out War Part 1 is the best-selling graphic novel in Diamond's Top 50 Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks for March.
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In order for librarians and educators to be informed about what people are buying from local comic shops, BookShelf presents the Top 25 Manga for March, led by Kodansha Comics' Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Vol. 1.
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English as a Second Language for all grade levels
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