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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 sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and the comics are ready for reading as BookShelf offers a list of graphic novel highlights released from March through May 2017.
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Volume 43, Issue 2 of the Journal of Academic Librarianship features a new research article written by Academic Outreach Librarian, Aimee Slatera, and Metadata Coordinatory, Ann Kardos, from Brandeis University titled Graphic Novels: Collecting, Cataloging, and Outreach in an Academic Library.
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Kelly Sue DeConnick's beloved "angry feminist" graphic novel is back this June from Image Comics with Bitch Planet: President Bitch. In this second volume, readers return to the grim corridors of Auxiliary Compliance Outpost #2, to uncover the first clues to the history of the world as we know.
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From May 1-7, Children's Book Week will be celebrating their 98th anniversary. Taking place at bookstores, schools, and libraries across the country, Children's Book Week is a week-long initiative featuring promotional partnerships, extended voting for the Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards and a themed graphic novel to commemorate the 2017 event.
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Pop Culture Classroom (PCC) has announced the renewal of their continued partnership with Action Lab Entertainment, continuing Action Lab's support of PCC's arts and literacy curriculum - Storytelling Through Comics.
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Diamond BookShelf and Diamond Book Distributors will be one of the sponsors for this year's Librarian and Educator Day at Toronto Comic Arts Festival on May 12, 2017.
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Chantilly Regional Library is hosting their first comic convention for their community. Featuring Gene Luen Yang as their keynote speaker, the convention is family friendly and will feature local venders, books for sales, author signings, and more!
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The Comics Studies Society of Ohio State University has begun production of their new journal Inks, bringing together scholarly essays, archival materials, and insights and discoveries from leading comics professionals.
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March illustrator, Nate Powell, has partnered with writer Van Jensen (THE FLASH) for a new historical fiction graphic novel from Dark Horse - Two Dead. Inspired by true events, this crime noir story delves into the tensions of organized crime in the Deep South in a post-World War II world.
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Sponsored by Penn State University Libraries, the 2017 Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year has been awarded to Drawn & Quarterly's Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria and Iraq by Sarah Glidden.
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Already putting out retro titles like Pink Panther, American Mythology saw Underdog as a natural fit. Writer Batton Lash and artist Bill Galvan give us an exclusive!
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Take a look at the Top 25 Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks for March. Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 7 from Image Comics was the month's best-selling graphic novel.
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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 March. VIZ Media's One-Punch Man Volume 11 was the month's best-selling manga title.
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