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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.

The final ballot for the 2014 Harvey Awards has been released, with winners chosen by comic book industry professionals and announced at the Baltimore Comic Con, September 5-7.
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Comic-Con International 2014 (a.k.a. the San Diego Comic Con) takes place July 24-27. Among the numerous programs and features are several for educators and librarians hosted by a number of experts.
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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 Parker: The Hunter, Image Comics' Rocket Girl Vol. 1, Avatar Press' The Extinction Parade Vol. 1, and Udon Entertainment's Les Miserables.
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Image Comics presents a collection of comic instructions showing kids how to create their own fun (and learn in the process) with Howtoons: Tools of Mass Construction. Here, Howtoons artist Nick Dragotta discusses the comic, being part of maker culture, and the joy of creating.
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To help fans of the Michael Bay-produced TMNT film (coming August 8) find jumping-on points for their comic adventures, IDW Publishing is releasing new editions of the first volumes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Micro Series. BookShelf interviews TMNT co-writer/editor Tom Waltz and co-writer/co-creator Kevin Eastman about the much-beloved characters.
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World War Z author Max Brooks takes on a new undead monster as vampires fight zombies - with humanity as the prize - in The Extinction Parade Vol. 1, his new ongoing graphic novel series from Avatar Press. Diamond interviews Brooks about his new series, which was recently optioned for television by Legendary Studios.
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by Vince Brusio
Actress/producer Alyssa Milano examines the impact of a world tied together by social networks - and the forces who try to force change through the technology - in Hacktivist, her new graphic novel published by BOOM! Studios/Archaia Entertainment. BookShelf spoke with Milano about the inspiration behind her new project.
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Dr. Katie Monnin reviews Campfire's They Changed the World: Edison-Tesla-Bell, and Graphix' Amulet Book Six, 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, Archie Comics' Afterlife with Archie Vol. 1: Escape from Riverdale is the best-selling graphic novel in Diamond's Top 50 Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks for June.
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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 June, led by Dark Horse Comics' New Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 1.
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English as a Second Language for all grade levels
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Diamond BookShelf #16 is now available. To see what the magazine has to offer, Diamond has made the latest issue - along with the three previous - available for free through Issuu.
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