The Hugo Award nominations for SF have been announced, and they include not only the traditional Graphic Novel category, but a few comic-centric nominations in other categories, notably, SCOTT PILGRIM Vs. THE WORLD in the Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form category. The compleet list below.
Speaking of literary awards, the LA Times Book Awards announced their finalists yesterday and the new graphic novel category yielded the following honorees:
When you have an hour to spare you could do worse than watch this webinar presented by Booklist and the American Library Association on the subject of “graphic novels and their increasing importance for the mix of reading material in public and school libraries, including contributions from folks from Lerner Publishing and SLG.” Via Forbidden Planet International
Graphic Novel Reporter, the resource site for book industry professionals, has released a list of “core” graphic novels that librarians and store owners should consider basics to carry. The list starts with a basic ten book list:
After a Minnesota mother challenged her school library on keeping Jeff Smith’s BONE on its shelves — citing smoking, drinking gambling and sexy innuendo as reasons it wasn’t fit for kids — the library board voted 10-1 to keep Bone on the shelves. The mother still objected to the books, but brought her two sons to the meeting, explaining that “It’s important for them to see the process of how books are chosen,” she said. Removing the book from 12 of the the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school district’s 18 libraries would have been a very rare step — only 20 books have been challenged in the past 20 years, the last being “All But Alice,” by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, which was removed in 1997.
Reading with Pictures (Booth 1468), an advocacy organization which promotes learning to read via comics, has a pretty big slate of programming at C2E2: FRIDAY Room E352, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM A Brief History of Cartoons,Comics and Graphic Novels: Putting It All Into Context It may seem like the term “graphic novel” has suddenly […]
The Young Adult Library Services Association has released a list of 73 Great Graphic Novels for Teens The list of 73 titles, drawn from 127 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. […]
The American Library Association Youth Media Awards were handed out this morning, including the Newbery (won by Rebecca Stead for When You Reach Me) and the Caldecott (won by Jerry Pinkney for The Lion & the Mouse.) In addition, many awards for books for younger readers were presented — you can see the entire list […]
Even as our previous story on the Jessamine County Library LoEG controversy was getting Boing Boinged — on Alan Moore’s birthday no less — and stirring up a whole new round of observations, events were heating up at a library board meeting, as reported by Amy Wilson. And this time, we even got the money […]
But wait! Maybe comics are not ruined. The brief of some kind of data crunch by Simba Information suggests that things may be better than ever as far as “comic books” are concerned: Study: One in 10 Adult Book Buyers Read Comics From the outside, comic books may appear like a peculiar subculture. But be […]
Amy Wilson in the Lexington Herald-Leader has an in-depth story on just what went on when two Lexington, KY librarians library workers were fired for withholding a copy of THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: BLACK DOSSIER from an 11-year-old girl. What followed has become a battle of principles that is larger than the women ever […]
It’s official! The battle has been won, according to the Telegraph: Professor Carol Tilley, from the department of library and information science, said that comics are just as sophisticated as other forms of reading, and children benefit from reading them at least as much as they do from reading other kinds of books. She said […]