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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.

After a nomination pool of over 7,000 nominations, NPR has collected and narrowed down a final list of the top 100 comics and graphic novels for all ages and tastes from early readers to adults-only.
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Aydis is a viking, a warrior, an outcast, and a self-proclaimed heathen. Born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women, she is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin. Check out a preview of Heathen from Vault Comics. Available August 2017.
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Announced at San Diego Comic-Con, The Walking Dead Season 8 revealed a premiere date of October 22, 2017.
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Halloween ComicFest is excited to announce that the Netflix original series Stranger Things 2 will partner with Halloween ComicFest 2017 bringing participants in-store activations, branded merchandise and more.
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Don't forget to check out the panels and discussions being held during San Diego Comic Con as a part of the Second Annual Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians! Check out the full schedule here.
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Rose Volume 1 from Image Comics is a classic fantasy tale about a girl trying to restore balance to a broken world. Rose must connect with her Khat—Thorne—to become the Guardian the world needs. Rose Volume 1 will be available November 2017. Check out a preview here!
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Comic-Con International and San Diego Public Library have teamed up for their second annual Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians (CCEL). This free five day conference takes place during San Diego Comic-Con and explores the role of comics in promoting education and literacy for all ages. Check out a list of panels taking place during this year's CCEL here!
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The BBC today announced to the world that Jodie Whittaker will be the new Doctor Who. She will be the Thirteenth Time Lord and take over from Peter Capaldi, who leaves the global hit show at Christmas.
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Named after pioneering Canadian-born artist Joe Shuster (July 10, 1914- July 30, 1992), the JOE SHUSTER AWARD is Canada’s national award that honors and raises the awareness of Canadians that create, self-publish and sell comics books, graphic novels and webcomics. See the list of 2017 nominees here!
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Adrian Askarieh, producer of the Hitman action movies, has optioned the movie rights to Spencer & Locke from Action Lab Entertainment. The comic has been described as being Calvin & Hobbes in a Quetin Tarantino universe, and has gripped readers since its debut. Check out a preview of Spencer & Locke Volume 1 here! Available September 2017.
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Rick & Morty Volume 5 follows the despicable Doofus Jerry and his attempt to take over the multiverse. In stores July 19, 2017, the latest volume in the Rick & Morty comic series will be available just in time for the release of season three on Adult Swim. Check out a preview of Rick & Morty Volume 5 along with the trailer for season three here!
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The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards (Ringo Awards), the celebration for the creativity, skills, and fun of comics, will debut this year at Baltimore Comic-Con. The 2017 jury has been chosen as a cross-section of industry professionals, educators, retailers, and creators across numerous genres. See the jury members here!
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To help educators and librarians to be informed about what their students and patrons are buying from their local comic shops, we present the Top 25 Manga titles for June. Adam Warren's Empowered Volume 10 from Dark Horse Comics was June's best-selling manga title.
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Take a look at the Top 50 Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks for June. Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's The Wicked and The Divine Volume 5: Imperial Phase Part 1 from Image Comics was June's best-selling graphic novel.
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Dr. Katie Monnin reviews IDW's Underwater Welder, providing lesson plan suggestions for how it could be used in a classroom or workshop setting.
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