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What I’ve Been Reading: Graphic Novels

Hey! I’m home sick today for something between horrible body aches, stomachache, and the need for an emotional pressure-free day after giving a whole lot of support to my partner, who is in the thick of grieving after a recent death. A lot has been going on. I went to my first convention this weekend, … Continue reading

Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang (Review)
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Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang (Review)

Boxers. By Gene Luen Yang. First Second, 2013. 325 pages. Saints. By Gene Luen Yang. First Second, 2013. 170 pages. Graphic novel companions Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang, author of the Printz-award winning book American Born Chinese, offer two perspectives on the Boxer Rebellion of 1898. Boxers, the longer of the two works, … Continue reading

Yummy: the last days of a Southside shorty presentation/book club
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Yummy: the last days of a Southside shorty presentation/book club

Hello, Internet! Last Night I did a presentation / ran a book club on the graphic novel Yummy: the last days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri (author) and Randy DuBurke (illustrator) as part of my coursework for Materials for Young Adults last night.  As with most of my presentations, a lot of the content (including the bulk, I’d say, of my … Continue reading

Reader Response:  Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas
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Reader Response: Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas

Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks New York: First Second, 2013 ISBN 1596438657 *Please note that the following post may contain spoilers and does not summarize the text, as it was written as part of my coursework for LIS 7220 Materials for Young … Continue reading

Reader Response: Drama by Raina Telgemeier
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Reader Response: Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Drama by Raina Telgemeier New York: Graphix/Scholastic, 2012 ISBN 0545326990 *Please note that the following post may contain spoilers and does not summarize the text, as it was written as part of my coursework for LIS 7220 Materials for Young Adults, and the first group of intended readers are my professor and classmates, who should be … Continue reading