Posts Tagged ‘ selection resource ’

Adding The Color of Earth to Your Library or Classroom Collection

October 23, 2015
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The Color of Earth trilogy (First Second) by popular Korean manwha creator Kim Dong Hwa is hugely popular in his home country and has been positively received in many schools and libraries in the United States, but it has faced some opposition since its translation into English. In 2011, The Color of Earth held the…

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Adding Bone to Your Library or Classroom Collection

October 15, 2015
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Adding Bone to Your Library or Classroom Collection

Although considered a modern comics classic that’s delighted millions of readers all over the world, Jeff Smith’s multi-volume epic Bone is also one of the most commonly challenged series in American libraries and schools. According to ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, the books have faced several challenges and at least one ban over the years.…

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Adding Barefoot Gen to Your Library or Classroom Collection

August 11, 2015
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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 The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel to Your Library or Classroom Collection

August 6, 2015
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Adding The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel to Your Library or Classroom Collection

The Graveyard Book is a two-volume graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Newbery Medal-winning prose novel of the same name. Adapted and illustrated by P. Craig Russell, alongside artists Kevin Nowlan, Tony Harris, Scott Hampton, Galen Showman, Jill Thompson, and Stephen B. Scott, the full-color graphic novel tells the story of Nobody Owens, a boy…

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Adding Saga to Your Library or Classroom Collection

June 25, 2015
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Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staple’s sci-fi epic Saga has quickly become one of the most critically acclaimed and celebrated comic series published in recent history. Applauded for its narrative complexity, world building, and characterization, Saga is a pure example of a great sci-fi/fantasy adventure, an instant classic and staple for all comic book collections. With…

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Adding The Sandman to Your Library or Classroom Collection

June 24, 2015
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Since its release in 1989, The Sandman has been listed as one of the most challenged comic series by the American Library Association. Despite its critical acclaim and numerous awards, Neil Gaiman’s epic series, spanning 75 issues and inspiring a variety of spin-off series and collected editions, The Sandman still faces censorship — the most recent case…

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Adding Fun Home to Your Library or Classroom Collection

June 23, 2015
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Adding Fun Home to Your Library or Classroom Collection

Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, a memoir of her complicated relationship with her closeted gay father and her own realization that she was gay as well, has the rare distinction of being frequently challenged at the post-secondary level. Challenges from individual students at the University of Utah and California’s Clifton Hills College were rebuffed by administrators,…

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Adding Persepolis to Your Library or Classroom Collection

June 22, 2015
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Adding Persepolis to Your Library or Classroom Collection

Since 2013, Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of her childhood during and after Iran’s Islamic Revolution has rather unexpectedly become one of the most frequently challenged graphic novels in U.S. classrooms and school libraries. Despite the book’s critical acclaim, some parents and even educators or school administrators react to the few profanities and scenes of torture by…

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Adding Drama to Your Library or Classroom Collection

June 19, 2015
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Adding Drama to Your Library or Classroom Collection

In 2014, Raina Telgemeier’s Drama made the American Library Association’s top 10 list of frequently challenged books due to a ban at Chapel Hill Elementary School in Mount Pleasant, Texas. The specific reason for the ban has not been publicly confirmed, but we can hazard a guess based on a small but vocal minority of online…

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Adding This One Summer to Your Library or Classroom Collection

February 20, 2015
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Adding This One Summer to Your Library or Classroom Collection

The recent announcement of the Caldecott Medal winner and honorees has many people rushing to pick up the books for their library and classroom collections. Graphic novel This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki broke boundaries by becoming the first graphic novel to make the short list for the Caldecott Medal. Unfortunately, the…

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