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Adding Barefoot Gen to Your Library or Classroom Collection

August 11, 2015
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Barefoot Gen

Told from the perspective of seven-year-old Gen Nakaoka, Barefoot Gen is creator Keiji Nakazawa’s critically acclaimed semi-autobiographical manga about the events leading up to and after the dropping of the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II. Spanning 10 volumes, Barefoot Gen, depicts the monstrosities of warfare in an attempt to encourage future…

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Adding Palomar to Your Library or Classroom Collection

July 24, 2015
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Adding Palomar to Your Library or Classroom Collection

Palomar by Gilbert Hernandez collects the author’s “Heartbreak Soup” stories, which originally appeared in the Love and Rockets series, a collaboration with his brothers Jaime and Mario. The book, which has received widespread critical praise, focuses on the interconnected lives of characters from one family in the fictional South American town of Palomar. In February…

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ALA Workshop to Cover Graphic Novels in Libraries

September 8, 2014
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ALA Workshop to Cover Graphic Novels in Libraries

This Wednesday, the American Library Association is offering a great opportunity for librarians who are looking to expand or strengthen their graphic novel collections. The 90-minute online ALA Editions Workshop, titled What You Need to Know About Graphic Novels and presented by David Serchay, will begin at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Serchay, the author of…

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