Graphic Novels Beyond the Basics

Graphic Novels Beyond the Basics

Insights and Issues for Libraries

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This study of the graphic novel and its growth in the library helps librarians utilize and develop this extraordinarily popular format in their library collections.

* Ten expert contributors well known in the library field, each a specialist in a specific aspect of the graphic novel

* A brief chronology of the graphic novel and its inclusion in the library

* Core lists of recommended graphic novel titles in most chapters

* Thoroughly indexed to ease access, including a detailed subject index as well as a creator and title index of key graphic novels

* Chapter bibliographies and additional bibliographic appendices pointing the way to additional print and multimedia resources

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited/ABC-CLIO, c2009
ISBN: 9781591584780
1591584787
Branch Call Number: 025.289 GRAPHIC
Characteristics: xxx, 281 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Cornog, Martha
Perper, Timothy 1939-

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forbesrachel Feb 04, 2013

An excellent resource for both library staff, and patrons. As I am a reader of manga , and sometimes reader of graphic novels, I was excited to find out how thorough the authors were when looking at the different formats. They clearly have a passion and understanding of the topic, for they look into the history of each, give plenty of examples, relate back to anime, and games, and explain their appeal and the different audiences they attract (they even have a specific chapter devoted to female readers). A good portion of the book is given to graphica in the library; the age appropriateness issue, where to place them, and how to market them to fans and to potential new readers. As a fan, I highly recommend this for anyone wishing to begin to understand the minds of the fans, and as a library staff member, I recommend this for anyone wishing to understand the stance libraries are taking on this ever expanding collection.

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