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Review: Take What You Can Carry

Esther Keller
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Take What You Can Carry is the story of two boys. The first is Ken, a Japanese American boy. During World War II, Ken is sent to live in a relocation camp while his father is in government custody.  In order to help his mother and sister survive, Ken turns to stealing. The second is [...]

Interview: Kevin C. Pyle

Esther Keller
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Back in November, during the NYC School Librarian Conference, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Kevin Pyle, author and artist of Blindspot, Katman, and now his newest release, Take What You Can Carry.

Review: Witch & Wizard

Esther Keller
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Sometimes, I feel like my students are slow to catch onto fads. The Witch & Wizard series by James Patterson has been around for some time in novel form, but it’s only this year that the series has become a hot – something everyone wants to check out. So the addition of two graphic novel series to this franchise will only excite already devoted readers.

Review: Twilight, vol. 2

Esther Keller
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If you listen to the talk amongst YA librarians, they’ll tell you that the Twilight phenomenon has passed. And for the most part it has. So it makes one wonder how well the 2nd volume of the Twilight graphic novel will do. But there is still a pocket of teens and preteens who are interested in the series.

Review: Graphic Mystery #5: The Ancient Formula

Esther Keller
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The Manga Math mysteries attempts to teach a math concept with real world applications within a story told in comic form.

Review: Hereville

Esther Keller

Since its release Hereville by Barry Deutsch has received many accolades, from rave reviews to a Sydney Taylor Book Award in 2011. The book has an interesting blend of fantasy, girl power, and a window to another world. Robin Brenner and I sat down to discuss this book from our two different worlds.

Comics Showcased at NYC School Librarian Conference

Esther Keller
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Book Expo, Comic Con, ALA Annual. If you’re a librarian, book seller or publisher, you’ve probably heard of one if not all of these conferences. Chances are, unless you are a NYC School Librarian, you haven’t heard of the NYC School Librarian’s Fall Conference. Each fall, NYC School librarians gather for a mini conference. There’s a keynote speaker, exhibitors, and many breakout sessions. (Keep in mind that NYC Schools service over 1 million students. There is no exact number of how many librarians there are, but there are a lot!)

Archie Everlasting

Esther Keller
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“I have the answer to your question,” Morgan told me the other day. It took me a moment to remember what question I had asked her, but glancing down at the 3 comic books she was returning, all Archie Double Digests, I remembered. I had asked her to tell me why she enjoyed the Archie comics so much.

Review: Papercutz Slices

Esther Keller
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Not everyone understands the art of satire and often the humor hurts and well… slices to the core.  Which is exactly what the folks at Papercutz attempted to do. They’ve taken the most popular series and using the sly, wry, and hysterical humor of satire poked fun at today’s pop culture.

Review: Good Vs. Evil

Esther Keller

Deceivingly slim and simple these little comics can be read, understood, and enjoyed in multiple ways.