Tag: graphic novels

Talking with Gene Luen Yang: Presented by AWM’s My America Series

Talking with Gene Luen Yang: Presented by AWM’s My America Series

As part of Booklist Reader‘s ongoing partnership with the American Writers Museum in Chicago, we’ll be providing readers with exclusive interviews from authors featured in the museum’s My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today exhibit. Below, AWM’s Content & Communications Coordinator Nate King speaks with award-winning creator Gene Luen Yang about his latest graphic novel, Dragon […]

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Talking with Jerry Craft about NEW KID

Talking with Jerry Craft about NEW KID

This interview originally appeared in the January 2019 issue of Book Links. In celebration of Jerry Craft and New Kid‘s historic Newbery win (on Monday morning, it became the first graphic novel to receive the honor), we are reposting it below. Since 1997, Jerry Craft has been self-publishing his work, which includes Mama’s Boyz, a […]

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The #ReadGraphic Recap: Interviews, Webinars, and More

The #ReadGraphic Recap: Interviews, Webinars, and More

July—and thus, Graphic Novels in Libraries Month—has officially drawn to a close, but we have a sneaking suspicion #ReadGraphic books across the globe will remain ever open! As our pins (did you get one? we hope you got one!) proudly proclaim, “Comics ARE Real Books,” and it’s been our distinct pleasure devoting 31-plus days to […]

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Talking with: Edward Gauvin

Talking with: Edward Gauvin

A truncated version (edited for printing space) of this interview was published in the July 2019 issue of Booklist. The full interview appears below. With over 300 publishing credits, Edward Gauvin might be the hardest-working French-to-English translator ever. That tenacity has earned him major awards, including the John Dryden Translation Prize (twice), and lauded NEA, […]

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Booklist’s Guide to Graphic Novels in Libraries

Booklist’s Guide to Graphic Novels in Libraries

Sure, you know all about Booklist‘s Graphic Novels in Libraries Month campaign by now; you’ve devoured the July issue’s Spotlight on Graphic Novels, attended the Art of the (Graphic) Novel webinar, registered for the upcoming Art of the Graphic Novel, Part II webinar, pinned our “Comics ARE Real Books” buttons to most of your clothing, […]

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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of July 10, 2019

Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of July 10, 2019

Oh hey, webinar watchers! It’s been a while. But we’re officially back from our hectic Annual Conference-induced webinar hiatus—and just in time for Graphic Novels in Libraries Month, a program devoted to providing librarians with the tools they need to select, curate, and promote graphic titles for patrons of all ages. In addition to generous […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Graphic Novels and Book Discussions

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Graphic Novels and Book Discussions

Our July issue of Booklist is now live and we couldn’t be more excited for the annual Spotlight on Graphic Novels. We have top 10 lists for the year’s best in graphic novels and graphic novels for youth. Heather Booth surveys the audiobook field to find the most striking adaptations of the visual format on […]

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#ReadGraphic: 11 Graphic Novels for YA Readers

#ReadGraphic: 11 Graphic Novels for YA Readers

Today marks the launch of Booklist‘s first-ever Graphic Novels in Libraries Month campaign, a program devoted to providing librarians with the tools they need to select, curate, and promote graphic titles for patrons of all ages. What can you expect? Amplified comics-related content all month long, including video interviews with Raina Telgemeier, Meg Cabot, Ngozi […]

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Shelf Care, Episode #3: Graphic, Two Ways

Shelf Care, Episode #3: Graphic, Two Ways

Susan Maguire, Senior Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach, is back with another episode of Shelf Care! This time, she’s talking true crime, and, just in time for our month-long Graphic Novels in Libraries campaign, she’s also discussing graphic novels. Be sure to check out the latest episode and show notes (complete with Booklist reviews) […]

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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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