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Understanding Immigration and the Refugee Experience through Graphic Novels

Understanding Immigration and the Refugee Experience through Graphic Novels

Lynn: Like the picture books in our earlier post, several graphic novels published this year also offer the opportunity to walk in the shoes of refugees and immigrants. Aimed at middle-school and teen readers, these books combine outstanding text and dramatic visual images to provide reading experiences that make a deep emotional impact. The Unwanted: […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Picture Books and Graphic Novels and Book Discussions

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Picture Books and Graphic Novels and Book Discussions

The July issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 278 new reviews and 10 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t registered for […]

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Flying Pigs and Ludwig II: Two New Steampunk Graphic Novels

Flying Pigs and Ludwig II: Two New Steampunk Graphic Novels

Lynn: Sentient pigs, Ludwig II, hot air balloons, and steampunk may sound like unusual elements for a graphic novel, but the results are high-flying fun for middle-school readers! Take a look. Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869 (2017) by Alex Alice is a gorgeous, action-packed adventure with enough gadgets to make Jules Verne […]

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Picture Books and Graphic Novels

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Picture Books and Graphic Novels

The July issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 267 new reviews and 10 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t registered for […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Graphic Novels

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Graphic Novels

The March 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 289 new reviews and 7 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Graphic Novels
By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Graphic Novels

The March 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 290 new reviews and 7 feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t registered […]

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Graphic Novels That Make Black History Month Come Alive
By February 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Graphic Novels That Make Black History Month Come Alive

This post first appeared Thursday, February 5, on American Libraries’ The Scoop. Black History Illustrated Need to refresh your Black History Month offerings? Here are some graphic novels, both fiction and nonfiction, that address black history in dynamic, engaging ways. Follow the links to read full reviews on Booklist Online. Adult Books Darkroom: A Memoir in Black […]

ALA Midwinter: Graphic Novels, TV Hosts, Free Books, and More from Booklist!

ALA Midwinter: Graphic Novels, TV Hosts, Free Books, and More from Booklist!

New Year’s resolutions are either solidly underway or completely forgotten; we recently celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day; and hefty blue trunks line the halls of the American Library Association. All this can mean only one thing: the ALA Midwinter Meeting is upon us! We’re thrilled to be hosting fabulous readers and lovely librarians in our […]

Book Group Toolbox #103: Read On…Graphic Novels
By November 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Book Group Toolbox #103: Read On…Graphic Novels

“Graphic novels are not the junk food of the literature world.” What a great one line summary for this useful addition to the book group toolbox. One of the most recent additions to the Read On… series from Libraries Unlimited, book groups looking for discussable titles to add to the next year’s roster will find […]

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Give Us Some Space…Graphic Novels!

Give Us Some Space…Graphic Novels!

Lynn:  The older faction of the focus group hopped on these two graphic novels the minute we opened the boxes and have been demanding we write about them for the blog.  The boys really didn’t have to do much nagging since these fun books were a joyous diversion.  I’m going to start the love fest […]