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Esther Keller

About Esther Keller

Esther Keller is the librarian at JHS 278, Marine Park in Brooklyn, NY. There she started the library's first graphic novel collection and strongly advocated for using comics in the classroom. Her collection is also the model for all middle school libraries in NYC. She started her career at the Brooklyn Public Library, and later jumped ship to the school system so she could have summer vacation and a job that would align with a growing family's schedule. On the side, she is a mother of 4 and regularly reviews for SLJ and School Library Connection (formerly LMC). In her past life, she served on the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee where she solidified her love and dedication to comics.

Review: Banned Book Club

Esther tries something new with a look at ‘Banned Book Club,’ the story of a group of college students in South Korea who are determined to read books banned by their autocratic government.

Review: Dragon Hoops

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Gene Yuen Lang’s ‘Dragon Hoops’ was getting a lot of buzz even before it was published, and Esther tells us why!

Review: 5 Worlds The Read Maze

The third volume of this series amps up the adventure while continuing the meticulous world-building of the previous volumes.

Review: Drew and Jot: Dueling Doodles

Two boys create their own superhero fantasy world in this comic that tells a story on several levels.

Books in Brief: It’s Not Halloween…

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Short takes on three middle-grade books with a supernatural flair.

Review: Maker Comics Draw a Comic

The latest title in First Second’s Maker Comics series is a Maker Comic about making a comic!

Free Comic Book Day 2020

Esther looks forward to Free Comic Book Day (May 2) with a roundup of some of the kid-friendly selections that feature old favorites and new series.

ALA Youth Media Awards 2020

Jerry Craft’s ‘New Kid’ breaks new ground as the first graphic novel to win a Newbery Medal, and a host of other graphic novels were also recognized at this year’s ALA Youth Media Awards.

Review: InvestiGators

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‘Kitten Construction Company’ creator John Patrick Green sends two goofy gators off to solve a mystery in his new book, InvestiGators.

Review: White Bird

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R.J. Palacio’s ‘White Bird’ needs to be read, says Esther Keller, and it’s a natural pick for fans of her novel ‘Wonder’