Teen Librarian Toolbox
May 26, 2023 by Esther Keller
Esther checks out the new Spider-Man manga from Viz, Spider-Man: Fake Red.
April 3, 2020 by Esther Keller
Esther tries something new with a look at 'Banned Book Club,' the story of a group of college students in South Korea who are determined to read books banned by their autocratic government.
August 16, 2019 by Esther Keller
Anne Frank's Diary is just one person's account of the Holocaust, but it's an account that many people can relate to.
January 24, 2015 by Brigid Alverson
Most of our previews are for comics for young children; this one is pitched at an older audience (it’s rated 12+) but it’s based on a toy many of us remember from our childhoods: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. He-Man: The Eternity War has He-Man, She-Ra, and Teela leading their troops in a […]
March 3, 2014 by Lori Henderson
Recently, the video game Tomb Raider and its main character Lara Croft got a reboot, taking Lara back to her beginnings as an archaeologist and tough adventurer. Dark Horse Comics has picked up on the popularity of the video game and has a new ongoing series coming out which continues Lara’s story from where it […]
February 4, 2014 by Brigid Alverson
Back in the middle of the manga boom, the Archie folks moved the character Sabrina the Teenage Witch to a manga style, written and mostly drawn by Tania del Rio. The format stayed the same, though—full-color monthly comics, not the black-and-white digests manga readers are accustomed to. Last year, they started re-releasing the comics as […]
January 7, 2014 by Brigid Alverson
The shortlists have been released for the 2013 Cybils (the Children and Young Adult Bloggers Literary Awards), and they should look awfully familiar to our readers—many of the nominated books in the Elementary and Middle Grade category made our list of the best graphic novels of 2013, and Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite made […]
November 14, 2013 by Brigid Alverson
Children’s book publisher Candlewick Press announced the acquisition of a new graphic novel this week: Honor Girl, by Maggie Thrash. This will be Thrash’s first full-length work in print; she writes fiction and nonfiction for Rookie Magazine and is the creator of the webcomic Can’t Lose If You Don’t Play. Here’s the 411 on the […]
November 11, 2013 by Brigid Alverson
Gene Luen Yang’s two-volume set Boxers & Saints is one of the most talked-about books of the year—the internet is dotted with reviews of the book and interviews with Yang—and when we started talking among ourselves, we quickly realized that we all had plenty to say—and we didn’t always agree. So we decided to put […]
May 23, 2013 by Brigid Alverson
Li’l Jinx started out as a gag comic that ran in different Archie Comics publications; the one-page stories revolved around the rather strong-willed Jinx, her father, and a small coterie of friends. The comics were funny but not particularly deep. In writing the teen-age Jinx stories, J. Torres has kept the humor but given the […]
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