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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.

Hosting a conference, workshop, or lecture on graphic novels in schools and/or libraries? Featuring a look at non-fiction graphic novels, Issue #22 of the BookShelf Magazine is a handy resource for librarians, educators, and more!
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Diamond BookShelf sister site Scoop debuts a new column, The Scholar's Corner, which will feature interviews with scholars whose work involves comics and graphic novels. Their first article spotlights Karen Green, Adjunct Curator for Comics and Cartoons in the Columbia Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
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The Virginia Library Association announced its first Graphic Novel Diversity Award winners, with Image's Bitch Planet and IDW/Top Shelf's March Book 2 taking the top honors.
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Banned Books Week - which celebrates the freedom to read by highlighting challenges to it - takes place September 25 - October 1. This year's theme is Diversity, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund offers libraries resources to help in their programming.
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With a new collection of Bloom County strips coming from IDW this September, we caught up with creator Berkeley Breathed, who discusses his return to a (mostly) daily Bloom County!
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The Atlantic City Free Public Library in Atlantic City, NJ, was recently announced as the winner of the 2016 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Growth Grant. Here, we speak with ACFPL Head of Youth Services Maureen Moffit about their grant-winning program.
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Harlem's Hero for Hire takes to the streets to fight crime in the new Netflix series debuting September 30, and we present a selection of graphic novels to introduce readers to the Marvel Comics superhero.
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We speak with Katie O'Neill about her new graphic novel Princess Princess Ever After, a kid-friendly tale of two princesses who find adventure and romance in their quest to defeat an evil sorceress, from Oni Press.
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For educators or librarians interested to know which graphic novels are bestsellers at your local comic shop, Image Comics's Monstress Vol. 1: Awakening is the best-selling graphic novel in Diamond's Top 50 Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks for July.
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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 July, led by Viz Media's One-Punch Man Vol. 7.
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Dr. Katie Monnin reviews Graphix's Ghosts and White Rabbit Comics's Torchlight Lullaby with suggestions for how they could be used in a classroom or workshop setting.
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