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‘World War Z’ At the Movies: Some Critical Thinking Questions

Media literacy discussion points covering novel-to-film adaptations, marketing, genre, screen violence, and more.

BEA, Famous Authors, and Why We’re All Guilty of Promoting ‘Celebrity Culture’

I guess there was some cosplay going on, but most participating attendees chose to dress up as publishing executives for some reason.

Book Giveaway: Informational Text Par Excellence… ‘American Comic Book Chronicles’

So does this sound like something that could get the teen and tween comics fans you know into nonfiction? Sure it does.

This Weekend Forget ‘Gatsby,’ and See ‘The World Before Her’ Instead

…the most riveting film about gender I’ve seen in a looooong time.

Why At First I Didn’t Think I Could Write About ‘Citizen Hearst’

So why am I so on the fence about recommending this well-produced and often engaging film?

When Curriculum is Media: The Important Lessons of ‘The Revisionaries’

Students are provided with curriculum in much the same way that religious adherents are provided with scripture, as something whose source and authorship are not be discussed, much less questioned.

Five Simple Things It’s Easy to Overlook About Comics

At ALA Midwinter, one of the people in attendance asked how many librarians in the audience still encounter opposition from parents, teachers, or school administrators in promoting and collecting comics. I was astounded to see the majority of the librarians in the audience raise their hands.