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Great Graphic Novels (#GGN2020) Nominees Round Up, July 18 Edition

Click here to see all of the current Great Graphic Novels nominees along with more information about the list and past years’ selections.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, vol. 1: High School is Hell created by Joss Whedon; written by Jordie Bellaire; illustrated by Dan Mora; colored by Raul Angulo
Boom! Studios
Publication Date: May 2019
ISBN: 9781684153572

High School Is Hell collects the first four volumes of a rebooted Buffy the Vampire Slayer for Boom! Studios. The reboot uses the actor likenesses and Joss Whedon characters, but imagines them in high school in 2019, rather than 1997. Willow is out, Xander is on tumblr, and Cordelia is… nice. The writer has room to play with plot and timelines and the various ways our culture has changed in the last twenty years, but underneath it’s the same Scooby Gang, nursing crushes and slaying demons.

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#QP2019 Nominees Round Up, August 7 Edition

Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom by Terry Blas, Molly Muldoon, and Matthew Seely
Oni Press
Publication Date: April 24, 2018
ISBN: 9781620104811 

Jesse finds herself stuck at Camp Bloom for the summer, a “get fit” camp for overweight teens. Hardly the fun summer at a fashion program she had been hoping for. When she and fellow campers, Noah, Tony, and Kate, witness the murder of a camp counselor in the woods by another staff member, Camp Bloom becomes a whole lot more interesting, not to mention dangerous.

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#GGN2019 Nominees Round Up, July 26 Edition

Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom by Terry Blas, Molly Muldoon and Matthew Seely
Oni Press
Published April 24, 2018
ISBN 978-1620104811

Four teens are set to spend their summer at a weight-loss camp deep in the woods of Oregon. Camp newcomer, Jesse, quickly bonds with Noah, Tony and Kate after Jesse and Noah witness a murder while sneaking some time away from the camp. A blurry photo reveals the murderer to be someone on the camp’s staff, and the four teens follow clues that lead them to discover many hidden secrets about Camp Bloom’s staff and campers…and even themselves.

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2015 Young Adult Services Symposium Preconference: Panels & Pages

YALSA’s 2015 Young Adult Services Symposium included a pre-conference session on using graphic novels to inspire programming, recommended titles, a discussion with comics creators Terry Blas, Faith Erin Hicks, Mariko Tamaki, Gene Luen Yang, Leila del Duca, Joe Keatinge, and a discussion with teachers who use graphic novels in classroom instruction.


Robin Brennar, Teen Librarian and runs No Flying No Tights website, was our moderator.

First, librarians Cara and Emily talked about graphic novel readers advisory and using graphic novels in teen programming:

Who is your Batman?

Comic books always change. Your Batman may be different from your teens’ Batman. Lego Batman may be the Batman that resonates most with your teens! Keep this in mind when you do readers advisory and programming, your ideas and tastes may not match theirs.

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