Category Archive: Graphic Novel

Focus on Transgender Pride

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Yesterday was Mother’s Day. I am so lucky to have two remarkable children. I love them and they love me, they love each other, and we all enjoy each other’s company. And now… Continue reading

Telling a Migrant’s Tale: Guest Post by Andrew Donkin & Eoin Colfer

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We are very excited to welcome today’s guest authors, Andrew Donkin and Eoin Colfer. Along with artist Giovanni Rigano, they created the highly regarded graphic novel ILLEGAL about two young migrant brothers who… Continue reading

Tracey’s 2018 Favorite Picture Books and Graphic Novels

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Happy holidays! It’s that time of year again, which for me means it’s also time for my annual favorite books of the year posts. I think choosing the picture books is the hardest,… Continue reading

It was a Book before it was a Movie

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Books allow us to go beyond the movie, to dig deeper with more details shared by the author. They also give readers more opportunities to use their imaginations.

New Middle School Graphic Novels

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A collection of new graphic novels for middle school students which have come out in April and May that I think deserve a place in every school library serving this age group. In… Continue reading

Book Review: Birding Is My Favorite Video Game

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Birding is My Favorite Video Game is a book of one or two-page comics showing nature in all its silly, slimy, gross, funny, scary, beautiful glory.  Some of the comics are purely for… Continue reading

How Great Books Can Foster Students’ Voices

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Many students across the county have recently demonstrated to the world that teenagers have the power to use their intelligence, passion, and voice to bring attention to issues important to them and to… Continue reading

Book Review: Captive Hearts of Oz

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We all know the story.  A young girl named Dorothy, living with her Auntie Em and Uncle Henry, is whisked away by a tornado along with her little dog, Toto.  Her house lands… Continue reading

Tracey’s 2017 Favorite Picture Books and Graphic Novels

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At the end of the year, my thoughts always turn to the people on the children’s book award committees—partly because I’m really jealous of them. Jealous that they get to pick the books… Continue reading

Graphic Novels for Elementary

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I have recently been seeing a lot of new graphic novels coming across my desk this season. These are always exciting for me to take a look at and see what could possibly… Continue reading