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The Readers' Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels

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Graphic novels have found a place on library shelves but many librarians struggle to move this expanding body of intellectual, aesthetic, and entertaining literature into the mainstream of library materials. This guide includes

* A short course in graphic novels, along with reading lists and professional tools
* Tips on advising graphic novel readers on what to read next
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Paperback, 124 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by American Library Association
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Molly the Librarian
Francisca Goldsmith (Graphic Novels Now) has created an essential tool for librarians and readers who wish to learn more about the increasingly popular world of graphic novels. Her guide is highly readable and highly informative—boasting pages upon pages of annotated suggested reading lists, outlining strategies for successful reader’s advisory sessions, and explaining the differences between different artwork and formats within the graphic novel universe.

Though marketed specifically as a resou
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Debbie
Jun 04, 2010 Debbie rated it really liked it
I appreciated this short guide to Readers' Advisory using graphic novels. While I've been trying, over the last several years, to read widely in this format, and have come to really enjoy it, I've never really thought about how to talk about them in a readers' advisory capacity. The author talks about various appeal factors, how to present them to readers already familiar with the format as well as those not, and gives professional tools, among other things. There is also a "short course" in one ...more
Kristin Fletcher-spear
This short book had some good points to it. I appreciated Goldsmith writing a book about RA with graphic novels. It is different than booktalking genre titles to a reader and she illustrated that well. I just wish she would have actually talked about the popular graphic novels --superheros and manga instead of just stand alone graphic novels that had never been compiled into a book form. I think it would have been a more useful book with those editions. But I'm guessing that may be out of the au ...more
Ilib4kids
Sep 07, 2015 Ilib4kids rated it really liked it
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only 124 pages, very terse. Extremely good introduction to adult who want to understand graphic novel: which generally means sequential art either fiction or nonfiction. When I read this book, I have read about around 50 books of graphic novels, and have read a lot of booklists kind of books. This book by far is best of them, recommend books mentioned in this book is worth reading. I really feel that author select the best representative books for each genre, and his lists is thor
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Lisa
(Non-Fiction - Library Science) This book was very informative. I used the list of books to upgrade my library's graphic novel collection. Highly recommended for librarians who work in collection development or work with teens and adults in readers' advisory.
Sonja Isaacson
Really, I think I only read the first chapter. But I didn't find it particularly insightful. I did however comb through the genre suggestions at the back and add SO MANY of them to my reading list at the public library.
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