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Children's Literature

What are graphic novels? Well, for one thing, they aren't just long comic books...

...simply speaking, they are narratives presented in comic-strip format and published as a book.  They can be fiction or non-fiction and are written for all ages.  Check out this article from the Horn Book Magazine:

Graphic Novels 101: FAQ By Robin Brenner

For Librarians and Educators

Click on Mayuka to access The Librarian's Guide to Anime and Manga, a website that provides those of us who aren't in the know with an explanation of Japanese comics (manga) and animated films (anime), addressing issues imprortant for libraries and librarians to understand, and providing title recommendations.

With information for educators, librarians and parents, Get Graphic is part of a collaboration among various types of libraries and librarians in western New York state. In addition to promoting area events, there is information and links to resources, including those created as part of the initiative.  Click on the word balloon to check it out.

WEBSITES FOR GRAPHIC NOVELS

Comic Books Legal Defense Fund

Founded in 1986, this non-profit organization is dedicated to preserving the First Amendment rights of the comics industry. They have a comics censorship bibliography, case files of censorship attempts in which they've been involved as First Amendment advocates, and news of current and ongoing cases.  Click on Lady Liberty!

Famous GN's

Published by Baronet Books in 1978, this story of a Hasidic Jew whose adopted daughter dies, is partially autobiographical.  It was written by Will Eisner about his daughter.  It is the first work known to be described as a graphic novel.

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