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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), with the national Banned Books Week (Sept. 27 – Oct. 3) planning committee, announced that this year’s celebration of the freedom to read will emphasize a thematic focus on young adult books.
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Comic-Con International has announced the nominees for this year's Eisner Awards. Marvel Comics' Ms. Marvel, DC Comics' Multiversity, Image Comics' Saga, and Monkeybrain's Bandette lead this year's Eisner Award class with three or more nominations apiece. Check inside for the full list of nominees.
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Image Comics and Nick Dragotta, the writer and artist of Howtoons, have created a "Party Guide" to help schools and libraries host a Children's Book Week event in the week after Free Comic Book Day. A PDF of the guide is available for download now.
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This year, Diamond Comic Distributors has teamed up with the Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader to make Free Comic Book Day (May 2) the kickoff event for Children's Book Week, May 4-10. Comic shops, bookstores, libraries, and community groups will host events promoting literacy in young readers. To help librarians, teachers, and parents find good graphic novels, we've assembled lists of favorite graphic novels for fans of all tastes which are available on KidsComics.com
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To help libraries prepare for this year's Summer Reading Library Program - whose theme is "Every Hero Has a Story" - BookShelf contributor Ellen Myrick has assembled a list of hero-themed graphic novels for Elementary, Middle, and High School readers.
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Lawyer by day, superhero by night, the Man Without Fear fights crime in the new Netflix series Daredevil, debuting April 10. BookShelf presents a graphic novel introduction to the Marvel Comics hero.
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