Karina and Matthew talk about the booming graphic novel market, state book awards centering comics, and go-to resources for librarians and educators in support of reading comics. Joining is special guest Jen Wang, co-founder and organizer of the annual Comics Arts Los Angeles festival, and cartoonist of Stargazing and The Prince and the Dressmaker.
This episode is sponsored by our Book Riot Blind Dates with Books contest, Remarkables by Margaret Peterson Haddix and HarperCollins Children’s Books, and by Starscape, the proud publisher of Freeing Finch by Ginny Rorby.
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The Texas Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List (Grades 6-8)
Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading Lists (Grades K-2, Grades 3-5)
BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:
The Dam Keeper by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri
Peter & Ernesto: The Lost Sloths by Graham Annable
Time Trout (Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy series, Book 3) by Doug Savage
Hilda and the Mountain King by Luke Pearson
Lucky Stars (Mr. Wolf’s Class #3) by Aron Nels Steinke
New Kid by Jerry Craft
This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews
Go with the Flow by Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann (out 1/14/20, First Second)
The Crossover Graphic Novel by Kwame Alexander, art by Dawud Anyabwile
Best Friends by Shannon Hale (follow up to Real Friends), illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Field Trip (Sanity and Tallulah book 2) by Molly Brooks
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