The 2014 American Library Association (ALA) annual conference in Las Vegas this week set the stage for Banned Books Week, scheduled for September 21-27, 2014. This year, Banned Books Week will shine light on banned and challenged comic books and graphic novels. On the show floor, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), which provides legal support and expertise to readers, authors, and librarians, debuted a new handbook offering rundowns of commonly challenged comic titles, myths about banned books, and ideas for programming around Banned Books Week.
Super Secret Crisis War #1 of 6 Written by Louise Simonson Illustrated by Derek Charm IDW Publishing, June 2014 32pp IDW Publishing has been on fire with their licensed property comics, including My Little Pony, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, and their partnership with Cartoon Network. Launched in 2013, their Cartoon Network line features comics [...]
At this year’s fifth annual TEDxTeen event—a global event where teens and ideas come together—over 250 teens from across the country and over 36 foreign countries came together for this year’s event in NYC.
I’m chatting today with Edith Donnell, the Youth/Teen Librarian for the Chelsea District Library. For the last five years she has been one of the driving forces behind the all-ages Kids Read Comics event, which is held at the Ann Arbor District Library – 343 S 5th Avenue in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This year the [...]
Fans of the Caped Crusader are breathlessly awaiting the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13), scheduled for release by Warner Bros. Pictures on July 20, in traditional and IMAX formats. A sequel to the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight(2008), the movie is the final installment in director Christopher Nolan’s masterfully envisioned film trilogy based on the iconic DC Comics character.
MCKISSACK, Patricia C. & Frederick L. McKissack. Best Shot in the West: The Adventures of Nat Love. illus. by Randy DuBurke. 136p. CIP. Chronicle. 2012. Tr $19.99. ISBN 978-0-8118-5749-9. LC 2007021419.
Gr 3 Up–Born into slavery in Tennessee, Love left home to seek work and eventually became an expert roper and marksman in the Old West, an acquaintance of legends such as Bat Masterson and Billy the Kid. This fictionalized biography is based on his memoir, published in 1907. Exciting [...]