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Every year, the ALA Mid-Winter conference is home to over 2,400 meetings and conferences for educators and librarians. With an overwhelming number of fantastic meetings to attend, it can become difficult to make them all. Check out this list of graphic novel meetings while making your ALA Mid-Winter Schedule!
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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 edition, BookShelf interviews Jean Braithwaite, a professor at the University of Texas Rio-Grande Valley.
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Ashley Kronsberg
Neill Cameron launches his new Comics Club Blog with the mission to encourage more youth-created comics nationwide. The Comics Club is dedicated to providing ideas and resources to comic clubs nationwide as well as anyone interested in joining their ongoing project "Helping Awesome Kids Make Awesome Comics."
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Diamond Book Distributors and Image Comics will be at the ALA Mid-Winter Conference for educators, librarians, publishers, writers and more! Check out the exclusive giveaways and activities Diamond will be hosting, including a book signing with Congress John Lewis, author of the 2016 National Book Award graphic novel, March:Book Three.
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The dynamic story of Peony and her interstellar cooking competition is collected in its first volume, Space Battle Lunchtime: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
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Check out Diamond's dedicated catalog for titles that are perfect for educators and librarians attending the ALA Mid-Winter Conference!
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Since its creation, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead has become a household name nation-wide. Find out how to bring these zombie fans to your doorstep by hosting your own Walking Dead Viewing Party for the AMC mid-season premier on February 12, 2017.
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Image Comics launches new bi-monthly newsletter catered towards librarians with a mission to support libraries by offering new and exciting ways to utilize Image graphic novels in their institutes.
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Dynamite Entertainment brings the world's cutest dog to print in Boo, the World's Cutest Dog Volume 1.
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) and Gemstone Publishing will vividly illustrate what comics have to offer readers in two distinctive ways on Free Comic Book Day 2017 with a pair of educational titles: Help the CBLDF Defend Comics — FCBD 2017 Edition and FCBD 2017: The Overstreet Guide to Collecting.
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Announcing the full list of comics and merchandise for Free Comic Book Day 2017 with a lineup that features fifty outstanding titles for fans, exclusive t-shirt and poster art, and more!
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Introducing a new interview series with educators along with tips for acquiring donations for your graphic novel collection areare just some of the many features in the current issue of Diamond's BookShelf newsletter. Plus, look for the latest comic industry news of interest to educators, librarians, and the specialty retailers that work with them.
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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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Mark Banaszak
Magnetic Press introduces the fourth volume in their Love series: the Dinosaur.
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We Need Diverse Books group is the founder of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children's Literature, also known as The Walter. This year, March, Book Three was the winner of the 2017 Walter Award.
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The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) presents their Great Graphic Novels list for teens every year at ALA Mid-Winter. Check out 2016's collection of 112 titles chosen from 170 official nominations in anticipating for the release of the 2017 Great Graphic Novels list.
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The Japan International MANGA Awards have been announced. This award is given annually by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Manga artists who have contributed to the promotion of the craft overseas. This year a total of 14 winners were announced, including one gold and three silver.
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The Nerdy Book Club brings back The Nerdies for 2016 with Katherine Sokolowski announcing the Graphic Novel Winners.
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The Will Eisner Awards are among the most prestigious awards in the comic industry. Today, judges have announced four inductees who will receive automatic entrance into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame 2017.
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The Cybils Awards aims to recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal. The 2016 Finalists have been announced, and the winner will be picked on February 14, 2017.
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The Mavericks Graphic Novels list presented by the Texas Library Association is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians with the purpose of encouraging students in grades 6-12 to explore a variety of current books. The current 2017 list is officially live, naming several titles including Faith and Lucky Penny.
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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, Colleen Lutz Clemens, of Kutztown University.
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Ashley Kronsberg
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 professor and literary researcher, Derek Newman-Stille.
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Ashley Kronsberg
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 Stephen Sohn of UC Riverside.
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Ashley Kronsberg
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 edition, BookShelf interviews Tim Smyth, a high school social studies teacher and former Social Studies Department Chair.
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Ashley Kronsberg
Killer looks meet killer instincts on a prison planet for unruly women in Image Comics' Bitch Planet Vol. 1, and reminds us of the important of standing up for equality. Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel, Pretty Deadly) discusses her new project here.
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The She-Devil With A Sword faces a different world and new challenges in Red Sonja: World's Away written by Amy Chu. Read this interview in which Amy reflects on Dynamite Entertainment's fiery-haired warrior, Red Sonja!
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Domino Swift returns in Image's latest collection MOTOR CRUSH VOLUME 1.
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In his new book Graphic Novels in Your School Library, out this month from ALA Editions, school librarian Jesse Karp shows how comics can be a great aid for teachers. We spoke with Karp about his book and experiences using graphic novels.
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Teacher, author, and activist William Ayers' discusses To Teach: The Journey in Comics, a graphic novel adaptation of his book on the experiences and philosophies behind teaching.
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When writer Steven Seagle discovered Teddy Kristiansen's Le Carnet Rouge, he wanted to bring the graphic novel to America. But before it could be translated to English, Seagle wrote what he thought was the book's story. Now both versions are offered in Image Comics' The Red Diary/The Re[a]d Diary.
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High school English teacher Maureen Bakis discusses her new book The Graphic Novel Classroom, her experiences teaching with comics, and offers advice for other educators.
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February is Black History Month, and the world of graphic novels is filled with ways to celebrate and learn about the rich culture of Black History in America, including titles such as Black History in its Own Words, African American Classics, March and more!
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The first all new Fathom series to debut since Michael Turner introduced the incredible underwater adventure 18 years ago. Fathom Blue Volume 1 collects the entire first Fathom Blue series along with a complete cover gallery.
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Image Comics announces the release of Black History in its Own Words to hit shelves February 2017.
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Adult coloring books have taken the industry by storm, helping adults get back to the basics of relaxation. This Valentine's day, make sure you are stocked up on Oni Press' Oh Joy Sex Toy Adult Coloring Book for a colorful, informative, and sexy holiday!
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The doctor is always around to help you when your sick. But when that doctor is Doctor Who from the TV series, he can also help you to learn your ABCs!
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Lion Forge introduces the official Voltron: Legendary Defender graphic novel tie-in just in time for season 2 premier. This series is also listed as one of the nominees for an Annie Award for Best Animated Television/Broadcast for Children. Season 2 for this kid-friendly series is scheduled to air on Netflix on January 20th.
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Image Comics
In a war-torn alternate world, a girl's link to a mysterious force may bring danger to both.
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Dynamite's 2017 release of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie creates a Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mystery unlike any other you've ever read!
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Scott Pilgrim creator, Bryan Lee O'Malley, returns with his series collection Snotgirl Volume 1: Green Hair Don't Care. Readers follow the life of blogger Lottie Person, exploring the struggles of a young girl learning what it means to be an adult in the age of Twitter.
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A list of upcoming titles releasing January 2017 for readers age 6 and older, including Boo the World's Cutest Dog Volume 1 from Dynamite Entertainment.
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A list of upcoming titles releasing January 2017 for readers age 16 and older, including Eden's Fall from Image Comics.
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A list of upcoming titles releasing January 2017 for readers age 13 and older, including Horizon Volume 1 from Image Comics.
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In 1992, the comic book world found itself in unprecedented territory when Art Spiegelman won the Pulitzer Prize for his stunning Holocaust survival story, Maus. Since that watershed event, the mainstream acceptance of comics and graphic novels has only grown.
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Celebrate National Hot Tea Day with one of these thought-provoking graphic novels, including Lost at Sea, Blankets, and more!
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Graphic anthologies are a collection of graphic stories in a single medium with a common theme. Check out Diamond's list of anthologies you need on your shelves!
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With graphic novels becoming a common medium for politically charged commentary, these titles will aide in the political conversation.
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In honor of the men and women who work to bring information and education to the masses, BookShelf presents a list of our favorite comic book librarians and teachers!
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