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Graphic Novel Resource for Librarians and Educators

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 and graphic novels into the classroom; or a librarian or media specialist looking for assistance with graphic novel collection development, our website's mission is to provide you with comprehensive information on the latest graphic novels, interviews with creators and professionals like you, along with useful tools such as reviews, lesson plans, bestsellers and more.

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (April 24-26) will feature a multitude of comics and entertainment-related guests, panels, and exhibitors, as well as programs specifically for librarians and educators, which you can see listed here.
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), with the national Banned Books Week (Sept. 27 – Oct. 3) planning committee, announced that this year’s celebration of the freedom to read will emphasize a thematic focus on young adult books.
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Press Release
Comic-Con International has announced the nominees for this year's Eisner Awards. Marvel Comics' Ms. Marvel, DC Comics' Multiversity, Image Comics' Saga, and Monkeybrain's Bandette lead this year's Eisner Award class with three or more nominations apiece. Check inside for the full list of nominees.
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The nominees for the 2015 Hugo Awards have been announced, with five titles vying for the Best Graphic Story category.
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Image Comics and Nick Dragotta, the writer and artist of Howtoons, have created a "Party Guide" to help schools and libraries host a Children's Book Week event in the week after Free Comic Book Day. A PDF of the guide is available for download now.
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This year, Diamond Comic Distributors has teamed up with the Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader to make Free Comic Book Day (May 2) the kickoff event for Children's Book Week, May 4-10. Comic shops, bookstores, libraries, and community groups will host events promoting literacy in young readers. To help librarians, teachers, and parents find good graphic novels, we've assembled lists of favorite graphic novels for fans of all tastes which are available on KidsComics.com
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To help libraries prepare for this year's Summer Reading Library Program - whose theme is "Every Hero Has a Story" - BookShelf contributor Ellen Myrick has assembled a list of hero-themed graphic novels for Elementary, Middle, and High School readers.
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April 22 marks the 45th annual Earth Day, and in honor of the event BookShelf presents a list of environment-themed graphic novels.
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Lawyer by day, superhero by night, the Man Without Fear fights crime in the new Netflix series Daredevil, debuting April 10. BookShelf presents a graphic novel introduction to the Marvel Comics hero.
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Dr. Katie Monnin reviews Amulet Books' El Deafo, and First Second's Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust, 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, Top Shelf Productions' Nemo: River of Ghosts 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 Viz Media's Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Vol. 7.
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