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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.

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 Godzilla: Cataclysm, Image Comics' Henshin, Action Lab Entertainment's Gronk: A Monster's Story Vol. 1, and Dynamite Entertainment's The Six Million Dollar Man Season Six.
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The second volume in Rep. John Lewis' graphic memoir of his time in the Civil Rights movement comes in January from Top Shelf Productions. BookShelf spoke with Rep. Lewis, co-writer Andrew Aydin, and artist Nate Powell about the graphic novel, which includes the 1963 March on Washington.
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A young girl in a strange land finds herself on an unwitting adventure when she challenges her town's fundamentalist beliefs in Henni, the new graphic novel from Miss Lasko-Gross, published by Z2 Comics. BookShelf spoke with the author about her new book, and the both timely and timeless themes of the story.
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We've highlighted a number of the Best Graphic Novels of 2014 lists from sources of note to libraries and schools.
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Free Comic Book Day - the day where comic shops give away titles for free - is May 2, and libraries looking to participate will find the information they need on working with stores and getting comics to hand out here.
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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 Fall, 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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Dr. Katie Monnin reviews Archie Comics' Archie: The Married Life Book 6, and TOON Graphics' Hansel and Gretel, 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, Image Comics' Saga Vol. 4 is the best-selling graphic novel in Diamond's Top 50 Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks for December.
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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 December, led by DC Comics' Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga Vol. 1.
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