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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.

In honor of Black History Month, we offer a selection of graphic novels that prominently feature African American characters, creators, and culture.
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We speak to creators Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota about their new graphic novel Lucky Penny from Oni Press, about a young woman whose notoriously bad luck might just lead to romance... and danger.
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By Mark Banaszak
To coincide with the release of the new BookShelf magazine, we've updated our Core Lists for the Winter season, to help librarians and educators stay current in their collection development.
Along with the top 25 new and relevant titles for Winter, we've also updated the top 25 perennial lists as well.
To see the new lists, visit the BookShelf Core Lists page.
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Librarian Justin Switzer rates websites that allow users to make their own comic strips.
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By Justin Switzer
Douglas Adams's bestselling gumshoe stars in a new graphic novel with Dirk Gently: The Interconnectedness of All Kings. Check inside for an interview with writer Chris Ryall and a look at a few preview pages.
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Writer Chris Dingess reveals the adventures of Lewis and Clark that didn't make it into the history books in Manifest Destiny from Image Comics. With the upcoming release of the third volume, we speak to Dingess about the inspiration and secrets of this series.
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By Andrea Purcell
Big changes are in store for Archie, Betty, Veronica, and the rest of the Riverdale gang in Archie Vol. 1, the start of an all-new young adult take on the classic comic series from Archie Comics. Here, writer Mark Waid discusses updating the series, which he created with Saga artist Fiona Staples.
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The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has released this year's list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18. See the full list, plus descriptions of the Top Ten books here.
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YALSA have announced their reading lists for 2015, and graphic novels have received special recognition on a number of those lists.
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Dynamite Entertainment presents the comic book misadventures of Internet sensation Grumpy Cat, featuring "The World's Grumpiest Cat" and her brother Pokey in the collection Grumpy Cat Vol. 1. See a preview here.
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The wise-cracking mutant mercenary from Marvel Comics hits theaters February 12th in Deadpool, and we present a list of graphic novels to catch readers up on this smart-alec superhero.
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The fallen angel-turned-antihero bedevils televison audiences in Fox's Lucifer, but we examine the DC Comics/Vertigo graphic novels that introduced the former ruler of Hell and current LA nightclub owner got his start.
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For educators or librarians interested to know which graphic novels are bestsellers at your local comic shop, Marvel Comics's Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 2: Vader is the best-selling graphic novel in Diamond's Top 50 Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks for January.
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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 January, led by Viz Media's One-Punch Man Vol. 1.
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Dr. Katie Monnin reviews First Second's Fable Comics and Little Robot with suggestions for how they could be used in a classroom or workshop setting.
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