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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.

Every September, the American Library Assocation puts the spotlight on challenges to the access of information with the Banned Books Week celebration. This year's theme is graphic novels, and we speak with members of the library community about the Week and importance of fighting censorship.
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The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and the comics are ready for reading as BookShelf offers a list of graphic novel highlights released from September through November 2014.
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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 IDW Publishing's V-Wars Vol. 1, Image Comics' The Fuse Vol. 1, Dynamite Entertainment's The Last Temtpation, and Magnetic Press' Meka.
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Fans of the hit video game/toy line Skylanders can get the story behind the latest game in IDW Publishing's Skylanders: The Kaos Trap. We speak with editor David Hedgecock about the new graphic novel, and feature a five page preview.
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Image Comics re-releases Robbie Morrison and Charlie Adlard's graphic novel White Death, a tale of World War I in which the environment is as much an enemy as the opposing armies.
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Designer Gayle Middleton has worked on series such as Littlest Pet Shop and My Little Pony, and unleashes her own creation in Vamplets: Nightmare Nursery, published by Action Lab Entertainment. BookShelf talks with Gayle about her horribly adorable gang of Vampyre babies.
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The modern horror tale set in the '90s NYC art scene is brought back into print with the digitally remastered The Heart of the Beast - featuring art by Sean Phillips (Fatale) - from Dynamite Entertainment.
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Dr. Katie Monnin reviews TOON Books' Theseus and the Minotaur, and First Second's Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics, with suggestions for how they 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, Marvel Comics' Thanos: The Infinity Revelation is the best-selling graphic novel in Diamond's Top 50 Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks for August.
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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 August, led by Kodansha Comics' Attack on Titan Vol. 13.
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English as a Second Language for all grade levels
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