Betty and Veronica by Adam Hughes Archie Comics Publication Date: November 28, 2017 ISBN: 978-1682559857
The Archieverse puts the best friendship of America’s sweethearts, Betty and Veronica, to the test in this mini series. When Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe is forced to go out of business in favor of corporate coffee chain, Kweekwegs, the two friends find themselves on opposite sides of a battle neither is willing to lose. With only three issues, the volume is bolstered by Issue 12 of Jughead.
On Saturday afternoon at the 2014 YA Literature Symposium, I attended the presentation entitled Reaching Reluctant Readers: from Creation to Circulation. The speakers were Patrick Jones, a librarian and author based in Minnesota, and Zack Moore from the Austin Independent School District in Texas.
The presentation focused on why reluctant readers aren’t reading, qualities of good book recommendations for reluctant readers, how to ease in-library access, examples of what reluctant readers will read, and things that you can do to reach reluctant readers of tomorrow. One point to mention here is that both speakers stressed the importance of remembering that reluctant readers may be aliterate, not illiterate. There is a big difference between approaching a teen who can read, but chooses not to and a teen who cannot read.
I have listed a few examples from each section below. The full presentation can be found here if you wish to read more.
Wow! You guys! It’s officially Batman Day â€“ as declared by DC Comics, a celebration of Batman and the glorious 75 years that he has graced us with his batty-presence. No matter what form of Batman you prefer â€“ animated series, comic books, video games, movies â€“ we are celebrating him in all his inclinations today. It’s my favorite day of the year (well, next to Halloween and my birthday â€“ so it’s right up there with the good holidays, at least), and we’re going to celebrate it today here on The Hub! I’ve got a little bit of a history for you (unknown historyâ€¦exciting!), a few of my favorite stories, and a look at where Batman is going in the future. So, join me, won’t you, on this little walk down Batman roadâ€¦
First up, the history. Batman first appeared in Detective Comics #27 long, long ago in May 1939. And, you know how when you watch Batman or read Batman, there’s always that little tagline that says â€œBatman created by Bob Kane.â€ Okay, simple enough, right? Well, not right, my friends. Batman had another creator that has languished in obscurity all these 75 years. Luckily, a gentleman named Marc Tyler Nobleman did a little sleuthing and found out the real truth behind Batman. Continue reading Yay! It’s Batman Day!