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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.

Diamond is back on the road to Chicago to attend the 2017 ALA Annual Conference. Don't forget to visit us at Booth #1118 for previews of upcoming graphic novels. See here for details about exclusive giveaways, panels, author signings and more!
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Comics publisher Image Comics has announced their activities for ALA Annual. Check out an overview of giveaways, attending creators, and more here!
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Portland based comics publisher Oni Press has announced their activities for ALA Annual. Check out an overview of giveaways, attending creators, and more here!
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Comics publisher Valiant Entertainment has announced their activities for ALA Annual. Check out an overview of upcoming titles, details on Valiant's partnership with Warped Tour, and more!
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Library Coordinator, Matthew Powell, discusses how East Orange Public Library began hosting their own comic-cons and the effects the event has had on their community.
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Matt Powell
Explore the history of the young adult genre in graphic novels and how it has poineered the format into literarcy and academic acclaim.
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The 2017 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries recipients were announced in April, naming The Colorado State Library of Denver, Colorado and the Institute of American Indian Arts of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Sponsored by Diamond Book Distributors, the presentation ceremony and reception for the awards will be held on Saturday, June 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM during the ALA Annual Conference.
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BookShelf presents Comics in Education, a series dedicated to talking with educators about their use of graphic novels in the classroom and the benefits they have had in their curriculum. In this series, BookShelf interviews English professor and Director of Women's and Gender Studies, Dr. Katie Monnin, Associate Professor of Literacy at the University of North Florida.
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Ashley Kronsberg
Editor if Roar Comics from Lion Forge, Andrea Colvin, explores how publishers have embraced the young adult genre and their plans to expand and provide more content for YA readers.
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As the popularity of young adult graphic novels continue to skyrocket, creators such as Raina Telgemeier and Alison Bechdel have become household names for the young adult audience, making it clear that the demand for creators with talent in young adult storytelling and illustration has become significant. Diamond BookShelf interviewed writer and comics illustrator Natalie Reiss (Space Battle Lunchtime, Snarlbear) about the increasing demand for young adult graphic novels and how working with the format has continued to shape her work as an author and illustrator.
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In this exclusive interview, we talk with writer Brandon Thomas and artist Roger Robinson to discuss Lion Forge's upcoming Catalyst Prime: Noble available October 2017.
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Vince Brusio
When the pioneering "First Family in Space" takes a catastrophic wrong turn on their maiden voyage, they crash on a dangerous alien planet. Their 21st century know-how is useless against the harsh environment and survival seems unlikely until they meet a strange ally... a mysterious orphan boy, short on temper but big on survival skills. Creator of Kid Savage Joe Kelly dicusses the first volume of the new all-ages graphic novel.
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With the popularity of graphic novels rising among YA readers, BookShelf presents a list of the top titles to have in your library or classroom collection.
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A wizard has appeared in present-day New York, and he's here to save us all from dark magical forces bent on our destruction. He's the best wizard of all time! Or... he's not, and he's lying to everyone, and secretly is the dark magical force, but wants to hang out in our world for a while because it's so much nicer than the hellhole he comes from. From CHARLES SOULE (Daredevil, Letter 44, Star Wars) and RYAN BROWNE (God Hates Astronauts), check out a preview of Curse Words Volume 1 here!
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Feel-good stories that were warm, full of heart, and whimsical are now back in Casper The Friendly Ghost from American Mythology Productions. Read our interview with writers S.A. Check and Mike Wolfer!
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Vince Brusio
National Geographic's Animal Jam, the online playground for kids to adopt and play with wildlife, is one of today's fastest-growing multiplayer games, with a millions of players worldwide! Now, Dynamite Entertainment is proud to welcome comic book fans of all ages to the fictional world of Jamaa, where zoological adventure awaits! Check out a preview here!
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Take a look at the Top 50 Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks for April. Batman leads a team into Santa Prisca to find Bane in Tom King and Mikel Janin's Batman Volume 2: I Am Suicide from DC Entertainment, 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 April. Boruto: Naruto Next Generation, VIZ Media's sequel series to Naruto about the teenaged children of Naruto and his friends, was the month's best-selling manga title.
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