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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. She also curates the Graphic Novel collection for the NYC DOE Citywide Digital Library. 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.

Cryptids, Ghosts, and Monsters|Books in Brief

Here’s a collection of titles that feature cryptids, ghosts and zombies. But all the stories resonate more than just fear and thrills.

In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers | Review

In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers recounts the events of September 11, 2001, weaving personal stories into the factual account.

InvestiGators and Geronimo Stilton | In Brief

What do InvestiGators and Geronimo Stilton have in common? Both will have elementary students giggling over their books.

Children in the Holocaust | Mini-Reviews

Two graphic novels about children in the Holocaust provide an introduction to the topic that’s appropriate for young readers.

Kyle’s Little Sister | Review

Kyle’s Little Sister is a sibling story that’s also about friendship, misunderstanding, and middle-school angst, with a dose of family drama.

Halloween in July | Books in Brief

You’ve heard of Christmas in July, so why not Halloween in July? Who doesn’t like a good spooky story, or a story filled with magical powers all year round? Here’s a taste of a few titles I’ve read that are an excellent Halloween fit

HiLo Vol. 7 | Review

n Hilo, vol. 7, Gina takes center stage with a new story arc, but the characters and events of the previous volumes are not forgotten. That’s a long time to wait! My 9-year-old daughter had the same reaction!

Hilo, vols. 1-6 | Series Review

Esther brought the first six volumes of Hilo home to review, but her kids kept taking them to read. Is there a better endorsement than that?

The Spy Who Raised Me | Review

The Spy Who Raised Me is a quirky and exhilarating graphic novel with so many twists that readers will want to go back and read it again.

May is #AAPI Month|Booklist

This year, as we honor Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, it feels more somber and more important as there has been a rise in hate crimes against the Asian and Pacific Islander communities, which has spurred the #stopAsianHate movement.