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Graphic Novels For Your Library

In this section of the Bookshelf, you will find informative articles on how to add Graphic Novels to your collections as well as how those and similar items can provide librarians with a valuable and effective tool for teaching a broad range of important skills.

Sophomore students at Burke High School have partnered with Charleston County Public Library to complete a special graphic novel project that highlights the topic of civil rights suppression around the world.
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Deciding to include comic books and graphic novels in your collection is the first step into a larger world. Now, you must decide what to do once you're there. Here we provide several articles detailing the best practices in starting a graphic novel collection based on the experiences of fellow librarians.
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Now that you've started your graphic novel collection, you'll need to keep it robust and rich with content for your readers. See how other librarians choose comics for different age groups and demographics.
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If there’s one thing librarians and educators are always looking for, it’s new ideas for programs, especially programs that tie-in with the books in their collection. Find tips on how to host your own comic convention, game nights, and more!
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Librarian David Serchay takes a look at graphic novels that have crossed over by winning major literary awards.
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By David S. Serchay
Diamond spoke to the founder of a new initiative - ComicBooks for Kids - whose goal is to provide comic books to kids in hospitals, cancer centers, and more! Be sure to check out the link to the program's success stories!
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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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