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Comics, the King of Libraries

Comics, the King of Libraries | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Demand for graphic novels and comics keeps growing in libraries, as patrons are asking for both in print as well as in digital formats.
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NY Times Removes Comics Bestseller Lists: Why this is a problem

NY Times Removes Comics Bestseller Lists: Why this is a problem | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The New York Times removed its comic bestseller lists last week. We think that's a mistake.
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The Return of the Black Panther

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A behind-the-scenes look at the revival of Marvel’s first black-superhero series—and an exclusive preview of the first issue
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Comics in the Classroom

Five-Minute Film Festival: Comics in the Classroom | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Graphic novels and comics offer many teaching opportunities for educators who want to take advantage of their broad appeal and themes. Find out how to add some bam! to your classroom with this short video playlist.
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CBLDF Releases RAISING A READER, a Resource for Parents and Educators | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

CBLDF Releases RAISING A READER, a Resource for Parents and Educators | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read!, a new resource for parents and educators." This short guide looks like it's pitched for younger kids than high school, but there is a lot of information about how comics and graphic novels can be used with readers at all levels to support and encourage literacy development.

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Alan Moore's Neonomicon censored by US library

Alan Moore's Neonomicon censored by US library | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
South Carolina library declares award-winning graphic novel 'inappropriate' for its shelves
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Free Comic Book Day is This Saturday! — Good Comics for Kids

Free Comic Book Day is This Saturday! — Good Comics for Kids | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
In the Portland, Maine area, I recommend visiting Casablanca Comics, owned by Greely alums Rick Lowell and Lisa O'Meara. http://www.casablancacomics.com/about/
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New comics laureate Charlie Adlard declares war on 'the graphic novel'

New comics laureate Charlie Adlard declares war on 'the graphic novel' | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Walking Dead artist says now familiar label marks off the term comic as restricted to children, when the form is ‘literally for everyone’
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The Schoenblog: Teaching #ComicBooks: Sharing Students’ Multimedia Analysis of Maus

The Schoenblog: Teaching #ComicBooks: Sharing Students’ Multimedia Analysis of Maus | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Creation was one of my big shifts for this school year (and find more about my shifts in 5 Big Shifts for My Classroom This Year). I want my students to read, write, speak, listen, and think critically every day. But I also want them to produce, plan, create, problem solve, curate, and more. To conclude our study of Maus, students used to write an essay examining how the comic book form and style are effective in telling Spiegelman’s story.
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History Comes Alive in Graphic Novels!

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A selection of graphic novels that feature historical subjects, themes and settings.

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How Comics Help Students Retain Knowledge is a Growing Field of Study

How Comics Help Students Retain Knowledge is a Growing Field of Study | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A new study showing that comics help students recall verbatim knowledge is the latest in a growing field of study on how graphic novels can be used to aid in teaching and communication.
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