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Adding Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass To Your Library or Classroom Collection

July 31, 2019
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Adding Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass To Your Library or Classroom Collection

It can be difficult for educators and librarians to find professional reviews of comics and graphic novels in the best of situations, due in part to the small section of revered outlets that review comics. But for a successful series like Lumberjanes, it can become impossible to track down information to support the inclusion of…

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Adding My Brother’s Husband to Your Library or Classroom

June 27, 2019
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Adding My Brother’s Husband to Your Library or Classroom

Gengoroh Tagame’s award-winning manga series My Brother’s Husband (Japanese: Otōto no Otto) has been hailed by critics and creators all over the world as a fascinating look at family, homophobia, cultural differences, and grief. Serialized in Japan from 2014 to 2017, the series was published in the U.S., translated by the acclaimed and talented Anne Ishii, in two omnibuses…

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Influential Censored Comics: Saga, A Story for Every Type of Family

February 25, 2019
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Influential Censored Comics: Saga, A Story for Every Type of Family

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples sci-fi epic adventure, Saga,  quickly emerged as a genre redefining, bestselling addition to the comic book cannon. It rapidly picked up a shelf-full of awards from the Eisner’s, Harvey’s, Hugo’s, and even a British Fantasy Award for Best Comic/Graphic Novel. Since its debut in March 2012, this  critically acclaimed…

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Comic & Graphic Novel ALA Group Needs Your Help!

April 24, 2018
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Comic & Graphic Novel ALA Group Needs Your Help!

Back in December, it was announced that comic books and the librarians who love them will soon have more support from the creation of a Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Round Table. The current incarnation of the group, Graphic Novels & Comics Member Interest Group, GNC MIG, has assisted with educator and librarian events…

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Teaching Dr. King’s Legacy with Award Winning Comics

January 15, 2018
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Teaching Dr. King’s Legacy with Award Winning Comics

As we recognize Martin Luther King, Jr., and celebrate his legacy today, one way we can explore his contributions to civil rights is by reading comics. Whether you’re a comics fan looking for a way to learn more about Dr. King or a teacher looking for books to use in your classroom, there are graphic novels that…

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VICTORY in Wisconsin: Board Unanimously Supports Part-Time Indian

July 17, 2017
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VICTORY in Wisconsin: Board Unanimously Supports Part-Time Indian

After a rather eventful challenge process that included a secret vote, Wisconsin’s Sauk Prairie School Board announced on Friday that members unanimously chose to retainThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie in the 9th grade curriculum. A local newspaper, the Sauk Prairie Eagle, has filed a Freedom of Information Act request…

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Teaching and Library Resources for Comics by Women

March 23, 2017
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Teaching and Library Resources for Comics by Women

There’s still about a week left in Women’s History Month, but librarians and educators can use our resources all year round! Below, you’ll find 19 comics by women for which we’ve made CBLDF Discussion Guides, Using Graphic Novels in Education columns, or Adding Graphic Novels to Your Collection resources — in some cases all three!…

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Back to School with Comics: Adding Graphic Novels to Your Library or Classroom Collection

August 14, 2015
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As educators and librarians gear up for a new school year, we’re taking to opportunity to highlight our free resources designed to help students — and everyone else — love and appreciate comics! Today we feature the CBLDF series Adding Graphic Novels to Your Library or Classroom Collection, which is designed to highlight a particular book…

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