The Diamond Graphic Novel Common Core List The Diamond Graphic Novel Common Core List
The Diamond Graphic Novel Common Core List offers graphic novels from DBD publishers that will fit into a Common Core curriculum, along with resources to help educators and librarians best utilize these materials. The list has been updated for 2015, with new titles and more features to make it easier to use. >>
Graphic Novels And The Common Core Graphic Novels And The Common Core
Ellen Myrick - President of Myrick Marketing & Media and creator of the Diamond Book Distributors Graphic Novel Common Core List - offers instructional examples of how four titles from the Diamond Graphic Novel Common Core List can be used to fit into the new standards. >>
High School Teachers Use Comics to Teach Classic Texts High School Teachers Use Comics to Teach Classic Texts
Chicago-based high school teachers Eric Kallenborn and Ronell Whitaker have been using graphic novels to engage students with classic texts. From at risk students to AP level courses, the two professors have had incredible success in engaging students with texts such as Beowulf and Shakespeare with graphic novel adaptations. >>
L.A. Public Library Panel Examines Gender Diversity in the Comics Industry L.A. Public Library Panel Examines Gender Diversity in the Comics Industry
A panel of female creators discussed the current state of gender equality and overall diversity in the comics industry at the L.A. Public Library. Creators on the panel included Christina Strain, Talya Perper, Sarah Kuhn, Christina Rice, and Cecil Castellucci. >>
Will Eisner Graphic Novel Library Grant Winners Announced Will Eisner Graphic Novel Library Grant Winners Announced
The winners of the 2017 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries will be honored at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Funded by the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation and administered by ALA's Games and Gaming Round Table and Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Member Initiative Group, two winners have been announced to receive the 2017 grants. >>
Watchmen Illustrator Explains Why Graphic Novels Get Children Reading Watchmen Illustrator Explains Why Graphic Novels Get Children Reading
According to an interview with TES, Dave Gibbons, illustrator of the best-selling graphic novel Watchmen, pinpoints four main reasons to explain why graphic novels encourage children to read. >>
Davidson County Public Libraries Reach Reluctant Readers Through Year-Long Graphic Novel Program Davidson County Public Libraries Reach Reluctant Readers Through Year-Long Graphic Novel Program
Started by Lexington Public Library's Drew Meyer, the Davidson County Public Library has begun their "Super Reading Superheroes" program that features five unique graphic novel stories of "heroes" in some form or fashion. This program will take place across all five of the library branches throughout the year with book discussions aimed at students in fourth through eighth grade with multiple check out and book club dates. >>
The Institute of Contemporary Art Chooses 'Kindred' Graphic Novel for Book Club Program The Institute of Contemporary Art Chooses 'Kindred' Graphic Novel for Book Club Program
The Institute of Contemporary Art has chosen New York Times bestseller Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation for their book club program, dedicated to presenting books of critical and societal importance. >>
Children's Book Council Reviews Dramatic Rise of Graphic Novels Among Children Children's Book Council Reviews Dramatic Rise of Graphic Novels Among Children
During the Children's Book Council Forum held on March 2nd, industry professionals gathered to discuss 2016 children books sales. This review included the unanimous agreement regarding graphic novels for young readers as the "fastest growing" and "best performing category" for children's books. >>
Gene Yang's Reading Without Walls Event Set for April Gene Yang's Reading Without Walls Event Set for April
Gene Luen Yang's, the current National Ambassador of Young People's Literature, program Reading Without Walls will launch and become an annual event beginning in April. >>
Diamond Reflects on ALA Mid-Winter Diamond Reflects on ALA Mid-Winter
This year, Diamond Book Distributors and BookShelf enjoyed meeting hundreds of dedicated librarians and educators at ALA Mid-Winter. Words cannot describe the deep appreciation we have for those of you promoting graphic novels as a literary tool in your classrooms and community. But alas, all good things seem to have an end, and although the end of ALA Mid-Winter has come, we are excited to see you all again at ALA's Annual Conference in June. Check out our highlights from ALA-Midwinter here! >>
Texas Library Association Announces Mavericks Graphic Novels List for 2017 Texas Library Association Announces Mavericks Graphic Novels List for 2017
The Mavericks Graphic Novels list presented by the Texas Library Association is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians with the purpose of encouraging students in grades 6-12 to explore a variety of current books. The current 2017 list is officially live, naming several titles including Faith and Lucky Penny>>
YALSA Announces the 2017 Great Graphic Novels List YALSA Announces the 2017 Great Graphic Novels List
Since 2007, YALSA has listed the Top Ten titles, as well as a comprehensive long list of titles recommended for readers ages 12-18. The list serves as an excellent tool to help librarians, educators, and parents find great titles which appeal to children and teens.  >>
Comics in Education: Jean Braithewaite Comics in Education: Jean Braithewaite
BookShelf presents Comics in Education, a series dedicated to talking with educators about their use of graphic novels in the classroom and the benefits they have had in their curriculum. In this edition, BookShelf interviews Jean Braithwaite, a professor at the University of Texas Rio-Grande Valley. >>
Comics in Education: Jordan Kerkhoff Comics in Education: Jordan Kerkhoff
BookShelf presents Comics in Education, a series dedicated to talking with educators about their use of graphic novels in the classroom and the benefits they have had in their curriculum. In this series, BookShelf interviews Jordan Kerkhoff, an elementary teacher at Yorktown Elementary in Yorktown, Indiana. >>
Comics in Education: Richard McNeil Comics in Education: Richard McNeil
BookShelf presents Comics in Education, a series dedicated to talking with educators about their use of graphic novels in the classroom and the benefits they have had in their curriculum. In this series, BookShelf interviews English professor and Director of Women's and Gender Studies, Rich McNeil, high school social studies teacher in the Special Education department at Massapequa High School. >>
Comics in Education: Tim Smyth Comics in Education: Tim Smyth
BookShelf presents Comics in Education, a series dedicated to talking with educators about their use of graphic novels in the classroom and the benefits they have had in their curriculum. In this edition, BookShelf interviews Tim Smyth, a high school social studies teacher and former Social Studies Department Chair. >>
Graphically Engaging: An Interview With Jesse Karp Graphically Engaging: An Interview With Jesse Karp
In his new book Graphic Novels in Your School Library, out this month from ALA Editions, school librarian Jesse Karp shows how comics can be a great aid for teachers. We spoke with Karp about his book and experiences using graphic novels. >>
Illustrating The Journey: An Interview With William Ayers Illustrating The Journey: An Interview With William Ayers
Teacher, author, and activist William Ayers' discusses To Teach: The Journey in Comics, a graphic novel adaptation of his book on the experiences and philosophies behind teaching.  >>
Reading with Pictures Illustrates Why Comics Belong in the Classroom Reading with Pictures Illustrates Why Comics Belong in the Classroom
The Reading With Pictures Anthology demonstrates the power comics have in bridging the gap between entertainment and education. >>
Graphic Classics Brings African-American Classics to Comics Graphic Classics Brings African-American Classics to Comics
The latest volume of the Graphic Classics series, African American Classics, features the works of authors such as Zora Neale Hurston and Charles W. Chestnett, adapted by comics creators including Kyle Baker and Alex Simmons. BookShelf spoke with editors Lance Tooks and Tom Pomplun about the graphic novel, and feature preview pages. >>
Librarians Love Graphic Novels at the 2017 Youth Media Awards Librarians Love Graphic Novels at the 2017 Youth Media Awards
The Youth Media Awards have announced their winners. Among the winners are several graphic novels, including March, Book Three which took home four awards! >>
Comics as Literature Comics as Literature
In 1992, the comic book world found itself in unprecedented territory when Art Spiegelman won the Pulitzer Prize for his stunning Holocaust survival story, Maus. Since that watershed event, the mainstream acceptance of comics and graphic novels has only grown. >>
DBD Titles for Museums DBD Titles for Museums
Graphic novels offer museum stores a highly recognizable and popular product to add to their line of offerings. Here is Diamond Book Distributors' suggestions on books that would appeal to the museums' patrons, arranged by category. >>

Walking Dead Volume 27: The Whisperer War Walking Dead Volume 27: The Whisperer War
Image Comics
The time has come. The forces are aligning. The war has begun! Has Rick brought about the demise of everything he's built? Or will he triumph once again? Know this... there will be a cost. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #157-162. >>
Monstress Volume 1: Awakening Monstress Volume 1: Awakening
Image Comics
Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power. >>
Providence Act 1 Providence Act 1
Avatar Press
Alan Moore’s quintessential horror series has set the standard for a terrifying examination of the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Providence Act 1 Hard Cover edition that contains Providence issues #1-4. >>
Rick and Morty Volume 4 Rick and Morty Volume 4
Oni Press
The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [adult swim] animated show RICK & MORTY continues! Catch up on the adventures of degenerate genius Rick Sanchez and his bumbling grandson Morty as they explore the outer reaches of time, space, and morality. >>
Snotgirl Volume 1: Green Hair Don't Care Snotgirl Volume 1: Green Hair Don't Care
Image Comics
WHO IS LOTTIE PERSON? Is she a gorgeous, fun-loving social media star with a perfect life or a gross, allergy-ridden mess? Enter a world of snot, blood, and tears in this first collection from New York Times Best Seller BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY (Scott Pilgrim, Seconds) and dazzling newcomer LESLIE HUNG! >>
Britannia Britannia
Valiant Entertainment
On the fringes of civilization, the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery… From comics mastermind Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Shade the Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK, Clone) comes a psychological journey into terror, temptation, and bloodshed in Valiant's latest magnum opus. >>
James Bond Volume 2: Eidolon James Bond Volume 2: Eidolon
Dynamite Entertainment
James Bond is trapped in Los Angeles with a MI6 agent under fire and a foreign intelligence service trying to put them both in bags... and possibly more than one foreign intelligence service. And things may not be any safer in Britain, with bodies dropping and ghosts moving in the political mist. Collecting issues #7-12. >>
Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairy Tales Slipcase Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairy Tales Slipcase
Penguin Group (UK)
Read legendary stories of monsters and heroes from across the Whoniverse, in this beautifully illustrated collection of dark and dangerous Time Lord fairy tales. Now including a brand new story for 2016, 'The Emporer Dalek's New Clothes', this slipcase is the perfect keepsake for any true Doctor Who fan. >>
Persona 4 Volume 6 Persona 4 Volume 6
Udon Entertainment
With the murderer Mitsuo Kubo apprehended and the case seemingly closed, life in Inaba returns to normal just in time for Soji and his friends to enjoy a well-earned summer vacation. But moving on is proving especially difficult for Naoki Konishi, for whom time has stood still ever since his sister Saki became the second murder victim. Can he and Yosuke find the peace they’re seeking, and is Soji and friends’ investigation truly over? >>
Art of Atari Art of Atari
Dynamite Entertainment Sourced from private collections worldwide, this book spans over 40 years of unique illustrations used in packaging, advertisements, catalogs, and more. >>