Graphic Novels A Guide to Comic Books Manga and More 2nd Edition

Author: Michael Pawuk
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440851360
Release Date: 2017-05-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

Graphic Novels

Author: Michael Pawuk
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 159158132X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Literary Criticism

An annotated bibliographic guide to graphic novels contains approximately 2,400 titles listed by genre and sub-genre.

Comic Book Collections for Libraries

Author: Bryan D. Fagan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598845129
Release Date: 2011-01-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This book will help librarians extend literary graphic novel collections to attract a large, untapped group of comic book readers with a sure-to-be-popular comic book collection. • 60 A–Z entries on the comic book industry, publishers, and creators • Helpful lists of recommended comic book titles, many of which are not usually found in libraries • Numerous tables, comic book images, and illustrations • A glossary of comic book-specific terms • A title list actually used to begin a comic book collection at James Madison University • Bibliographies for each chapter, plus a list of more than 50 web resources

Quick and Popular Reads for Teens

Author: Pam Spencer Holley
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838935774
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Collects ten years of the "Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults" and "Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers" lists, organized by both author and theme.

Graphic Novels Now

Author: Francisca Goldsmith
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838909043
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

By focusing on monographic works in a practical, in-depth professional discussion, this guide helps librarians grapple with the details of a growing genre and customer base that rarely fits into an easy model. With advocacy, the author identifies best practices to incorporate graphic novels into library collections from start to finish.

Understanding Manga and Anime

Author: Robin E. Brenner
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313094484
Release Date: 2007-06-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teens love it. Parents hate it. Librarians are confused by it; and patrons are demanding it. Libraries have begun purchasing both manga and anime, particularly for their teen collections. But the sheer number of titles available can be overwhelming, not to mention the diversity and quirky cultural conventions. In order to build a collection, it is important to understand the media and its cultural nuances. Many librarians have been left adrift, struggling to understand this unique medium while trying to meet patron demands as well as protests. This book gives the novice background information necessary to feel confident in selecting, working with, and advocating for manga and anime collections; and it offers more experienced librarians some fresh insights and ideas for programming and collections. Teens love it. Parents hate it. Librarians are confused by it; and patrons are demanding it. Libraries have begun purchasing both manga and anime, particularly for their teen collections. But the sheer number of titles available can be overwhelming, not to mention the diversity and quirky cultural conventions. In order to build a collection, it is important to understand the media and its cultural nuances. Many librarians have been left adrift, struggling to understand this unique medium while trying to meet patron demands as well as protests. This book gives the novice background information necessary to feel confident in selecting, working with, and advocating for manga and anime collections; and it offers more experienced librarians some fresh insights and ideas for programming and collections. In 2003 the manga (Japanese comics) market was the fastest growing area of pop culture, with 75-100% growth to an estimated market size of $100 million retail. The growth has continued with a 40-50% sales increase in bookstores in recent years. Teens especially love this highly visual, emotionally charged and action-packed media imported from Japan, and its sister media, anime (Japanese animation); and libraries have begun purchasing both. Chock full of checklists and sidebars highlighting key points, this book includes: a brief history of anime and manga in Japan and in the West; a guide to visual styles and cues; a discussion of common themes and genres unique to manga and anime; their intended audiences; cultural differences in format and content; multicultural trends that manga and anime readers embrace and represent; and programming and event ideas. It also includes genre breakdowns and annotated lists of recommended titles, with a focus on the best titles in print and readily available, particularly those appropriate to preteen and teen readers. Classic and benchmark titles are also mentioned as appropriate. A glossary and a list of frequently asked questions complete the volume.

Encountering Enchantment

Author: Susan Fichtelberg
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 1591583160
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Literary Criticism

Provides citations and plot summaries for works of young adult fantasy, science fiction, and horror, and gives suggestions on how to use the fiction in different types of programs.

Genrefied Classics

Author: Tina Frolund
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 1591581729
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Literary Criticism

Re-discover the classics--and use the genre approach to promote classic literature to readers.

Teen Chick Lit

Author: Christine Meloni
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 1591587565
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

An annotated bibliographic guide to teen chick lit contains approximately five hundred titles listed by genre and sub-genre.