Links: Giving back to the library
Here’s a nice local-paper article about a 15-year-old girl who donated her manga collection to her local library. In the piece, the local librarian discusses how manga is inviting to reluctant readers but also challenges them to read at a high level. The girl herself is very interesting—she started reading manga at age 6 and is now learning Japanese and running her own scanlation site.
This week’s New York Times Graphic Books best-seller list is up, and it’s nice to see Tiny Titans make an appearance alongside all the darker, more adult titles.
The Robot 6 bloggers have some suggestions for licensed kids’ comics they’d like to see.
Jay Piscopo, creator of the Capt’n Eli books, will be in Charlotte, NC, this week to talk about graphic novels and do some drawing workshops. Jay is an energetic creator who does a lot of appearances and educational work; to keep tabs on him, check out his blog, All Ages Graphic Novels.
Chris Wilson on Another Dirt Sandwich (The Graphic Classroom)
Anonymous reviewer on Benny and Penny in The Big No-No (ICv2)
Michelle Smith on vol. 1 of Goong (Comic Book Resources)
Nick Smith on vol. 1 of Leave it to PET (ICv2)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 2 of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Kuriousity)
Michelle Smith on vol. 4 of One Piece (soliloquy in blue)
Diana Dang on vol. 1 of Pixie (Stop, Drop, and Read)
Michael Schofield on Poetry Comics: A Literary Postcard Book (The Graphic Classroom)
Michelle Smith on The War at Ellsmere (Manga Recon)
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About Brigid Alverson
Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
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