Links: Winnipeg Library Re-shelves Tintin Book—in Adult Collection
The Winnipeg Public Library system has restored Tintin in America to its shelves after removing the book for review last March, but the library is now shelving it in the adult collection rather than as a children’s book. E-mails from the library released in March show that the youth services librarians had in fact decided to remove the book in 2006, and it was placed in a special research collection, together with another controversial title, Tintin in the Congo. That collection was disbanded in 2013, and Tintin in America was re-ordered in 2014 and restored to library shelves—”in error,” according to a library spokesperson.
I rounded up the June manga releases at the Barnes and Noble blog, and there are a number of good teen titles, including the slice-of-life Non Non Biyori (a bit like Azumanga Daioh but not in 4-panel format), the super-shoujo manga So Cute It Hurts, and a new volume of Wandering Son.
The Chicago Tribune has a nice article on the recent changes at DC, which include bringing in more female and gay lead characters and introducing several titles that are geared for teens and pre-teens.
Reviews: Emily Ring posts quick reviews of a handful of graphic novels, including the first volumes of Ms. Marvel and Lumberjanes, at the Yakima Herald.
Allen Kesinger on vol. 1 of Big Hero 6 (No Flying No Tights)
Tessa Barber on Earthling (No Flying No Tights)
Nic Wilcox on vol. 1 of Gotham Academy (No Flying, No Tights)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 3 of Gronk (Comics Worth Reading)
Nick Smith on vol. 1 of Junior Braves of the Apocalypse (ICv2)
Tessa Barber on vol. 1 of Lowriders in Space (No Flying, No Tights)
Jeff Provine on Pippi Won’t Grow Up (Blogcritics)
Matt Morrison on vol. 1 of Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues (No Flying, No Tights)
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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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