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An exclusive interview with Gene Yang, the YALSA Great Graphic Novels list, and tips for starting a graphic novel collection are 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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Image Comics is pleased to reveal the first five of 11 variants planned for March’s 25th anniversary theme month—“Women’s History.”
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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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2016 brought about several big changes for Lion Forge, including the acquisition of Magnetic Press and the creation of two imprints focused around teen and young readers. Now, Lion Forge welcomes 2017 with more exciting advances!
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Lion Forge continues their growth by announcing the upcoming graphic novels to be published under the young adult focused imprint, Roar.
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Look inside to find out the age ratings of the Free Comic Book Day comics offered on May 6, 2017.
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The American Library Association presents an online workshop detailing "How to Host Your Own Comic-Con" by Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. The workshop will take place on Thursday, March 23rd at 2:30pm EST.
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Gene Luen Yang's, the current National Ambassador of Young People's Literature, program Reading Without Walls will launch and become an annual event beginning in April.
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In North Carolina, the Imperial Emporium comic shop and the Cleveland County Memoiral LIbrary have partnered to launch two graphic novel book clubs - one focuesed on American-style graphic novels and the other on Japanese-style manga.
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Free Comic Book Day is an industry-wide event that brings free comics to comic shops to encourage new readers to pick up the format. Information on how libraries can participate in Free Comic Book Day is now available!
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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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Marking another win for March, Book 3, the 2016 Cybils Awards names the civil rights graphic memoir as the 2016 Graphic Novel Award winner.
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The Annie Awards announced their winners this past weekend for their production and individual categories. Among the winners named were Zootopia, Bob's Burgers, and Moana!
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The GLAAD Media Awards recognizing LGBTQ characters and themes have announced their 28th annual list of nominees, including ten comics for the Outstanding Comic Book Award. The award ceremony will be held on April 1, 2017.
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As all good things do, the Angoulême International Comics Festival has come to an end. Relive the thrilling exhibits and award ceremonies here!
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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 Youth Media Awards have announced their winners. Among the winners are several graphic novels, including March, Book Three which took home four awards!
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Congressman John Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin, and illustrator Nate Powell are the creators of the award-winning graphic memoir, March, Book 3. After being awarded the National Book Award in November 2016 and the Walter earlier this year, March, Book 3 has been awarded four new awards during the ALA Mid-Winter Award Ceremony: the Printz Award, the Seibert Medal, the Coretta Scott King Book Award, and the Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction Award.
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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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Since 2007, YALSA has listed the Top Ten titles, as well as a comprehensive long list of titles recommended for readers ages 12-18. The list serves as an excellent tool to help librarians, educators, and parents find great titles which appeal to children and teens.
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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 edition, BookShelf interviews Jean Braithwaite, a professor at the University of Texas Rio-Grande Valley.
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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 and Director of Women's and Gender Studies, Rich McNeil, high school social studies teacher in the Special Education department at Massapequa High School.
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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
Gene Yang asks us to go beyond our walls of comfort and try reading something new as he continues his Reading Without Walls platform.
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A dark and dirty Demonic-Noir, told by the award-winning creative team behind The Sixth Gun, The Damned volume 1 is back in print in an all new format and now in color! Read the PREVIEWSworld interview with the creative team inside!
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Read this interview from the creators of Comedy Central's Brickleberry, as the TV show has been adapted to comics and is now collected in trade paperback arriving in shops February 8th!
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In shops January 18! Mind games on a rollercoaster powered by anxiety can only barely describe the first-person mental trauma you can expect from Ed Brubaker’s Kill Or Be Killed Volume 1 TP!
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Some people always strive to climb the highest mountain — and one of those people is Gale Anne Hurd, the Executive Producer of AMC’s The Walking Dead who (believe it or not) also has her hands in ... comic books!
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Vince Brusio
We interview X-O Manowar writer Matt Kindt on why Valiant's Free Comic Book Day title will be one of the most exciting ones yet!
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Diamond has a chat with comic creator Gregg Schigiel on why you'll want to spend one weirdest weekend with Pix, the newest super heroine to come to the rescue!
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Ashley Hurst
John Layman’s Chew has been at the center of the writer’s career since 2009. But all things come to pass, and in this interview, Layman looks back on his ongoing series for Image Comics.
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Vince Brusio
Horror icon Vincent Price once stated of his villainous roles, "A villain is someone that... has to be charming, and witty, and decadent, and funny. He is much more fun to play." Writer Daniel Corey must have taken this quote to heart in crafting his comic Moriarty for Image Comics. The critically acclaimed, ongoing series follows the misdeeds of the original super villain, Professor James Moriarty, arch nemesis of Sherlock Holmes.
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by Gianluca Glazer
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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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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Chris Ryall gives us an exclusive interview to tell us that his reverence for ROM the Space Knight has finally paid off in a new IDW series, now collected in trade paperback!
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Domino Swift returns in Image's latest collection MOTOR CRUSH VOLUME 1.
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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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Celebrating 100 years, Will Eisner Week 2017 will be bigger than ever with national and international participation to honor Will Eisner's achievements.
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Celebrate National Take Your Child to the Library Day with a bundle of graphic novels!
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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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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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2017 marks the 150th anniversary of our northern neighbors! American culture is a melting pot of diversity, including influences by Canadian creators. This year, celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary with Canadian creators like Fiona Staples, Jeff Lemire, and more!
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2017 marks Star Wars' 40th anniversary! There are many ways you can help your customers get excited for this epic anniversary - read more to see how to honor 40 years of Star Wars!
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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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In celebration of the 4th Annual Multicultural Children's Book Day, BookShelf presents a list of appropriate graphic novels to share with your readers this year!
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Celebrate this love-able Muppet's birthday with a pre-order of Ape Entertainment's Sesame Street: A Comical Comic Collection!
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After 25 years of amazing storytelling freedom, Image is pleased to celebrate the milestone anniversary with Image Day—Feb. 1, 2017. Celebrate at your local comic shop!
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Check out all of the latest manga from Viz, Dark Horse, Tokyopop, Yen Press and more in this month's edition of Manga Monthly!
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You can run, but you can't hide from our selected ghoulish items that will make you flee and scream bloody murder.
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Here are the hottest trade paperbacks and graphic novels that are available to purchase from your local comic shop this week. Titles include A Land Called Tarot, Black History in Its Own Words, Rick and Morty Vol 4 and more!
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Julia Alekeseyeva stumbled upon her grandmother's diary the documented her memories of her life as a Jew in the Soviet Union. NPR's interview with Alekeseyeva dives into the process of transforming these diary entries into a graphic novel.
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Hermes Press presents the art collective, These Machines Are Winnning, as its first graphic novel in These Machines Are Winning: Slaves for Gods tied to their music and video releases. This art volume is accompanied by a digital download of original music written and produced by Dylan Silvers that spans across the story and its themes.
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We reveal the exclusive preview of CBLDF's Free Comic Book Day educational comic! See how to defend comics here!
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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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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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In 1975 John Lennon moved to New York City, stopped being a Beatle, and started being a father. Author Cobeyran and illustrator Horne create a story in which we experience Lennon’s therapy sessions as they unfold, full of the allure and mystery befitting the unknown life of a creative giant.
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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 announced that the hit-series REBORN, by Mark Millar and Greg Capullo, will be getting a hardcover edition released in May 2017.
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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 Jordan Kerkhoff, an elementary teacher at Yorktown Elementary in Yorktown, Indiana.
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Ashley Kronsberg
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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