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Question Tuesday: Where do I put THIS series?

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Is the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series ok for my middle school, for 7th to 9th grade readers? Do you have any comments on the series Death Note for a high school? As a graphic novel fan and expert, I get asked about the appropriateness of all kinds of series. Different age ranges and different institutions, […]

Question Tuesday: How do YOU keep up with demand?

How can I find out about new juvenile graphic novels and upcoming titles? How can I keep up with juvenile series (gn)? – C. A., from Virginia There are a few different tacks to take when it comes to keeping track of upcoming titles. There are, of course, the usual sources: Library Journal, School Library […]

Question Tuesday: Challenges to Graphic Novels

As this is Banned Books Week, here at Question Tuesday I thought I’d put together some basic thoughts on what to do if a graphic novel is challenged in your library. This is not from a specific question from a librarian, but more a general response from years of being consulted about challenges to comics […]

Question Tuesday: Graphic Novel Book Clubs

It’s Tuesday, so it’s time for questions! The Good Comics for Kids Question Tuesday column is here to do one thing: answer your questions! Borrowing the idea from novelist John Green (you can check out his famously entertaining video blog with his brother Hank, vlogbrothers, including his Question Tuesday videos, here), we aim to answer all your burning questions […]

Question Tuesday: Manga matters

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The Good Comics for Kids Question Tuesday column is here to do one thing: answer your questions! Borrowing the idea from novelist John Green (you can check out his famously entertaining video blog with his brother Hank, vlogbrothers, including his Question Tuesday videos, here), we aim to answer all your burning questions about comics, graphic […]

Introducing Question Tuesday!

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We at Good Comics for Kids are starting up a new column here built to do one thing: answer your questions! Borrowing the idea from novelist John Green (you can check out his famously entertaining video blog with his brother Hank, vlogbrothers, including his Question Tuesday videos, here), we aim to answer all your burning […]

Review & Roundtable: Feynman

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I grew up with a variety of heroes.  Writers like Roald Dahl, Tamora Pierce, Andre Norton, Ray Bradbury, and Susan Cooper led me deep into the world of stories, speculative and wondrous.  Itzhak Perlman, a virtuoso violinist, amazed me by playing so brilliantly with enormous hands.  Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly astounded me with their […]

TCAF 2011: A Librarian’s Report

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Over the weekend I, along with fellow Good Comics for Kids contributor Eva Volin, attended the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (aka TCAF) in Toronto.  As Eva mentioned in her anticipatory post, TCAF had been a biennial occurrence until last year when the organizers took a leap and made it an annual event.  I attended last […]

Costume Change

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Halloween is tomorrow, so young men and women’s thoughts turn to costumes.  Well, my thoughts turn to costumes.  I enjoy any excuse to dress up, and Halloween is the best excuse to create and don a new persona.  I do so every year at work, and love taking the subway in full regalia (you can […]

Manga Movable Feast: Yotsuba&! and the Question of Appeal

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During this week’s Manga Movable Feast, everyone’s been talking about the fact that in Japan, Yotsuba&! is published in a magazine intended for adult men.  For many reviewers, the fact that they know that the title is intended for an adult audience has led them to ask why Yotsuba&! is being considered as an appealing […]