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3 CCS Top ALA YA Graphic Novel List!

The American Association of Librarians has posted a list of the 2018 top ten graphic novels for youth in Booklist Online. Three from The Center for Cartoon Studies made the list!

As The Crow Flies

Melanie Gillman ′13 already won the Stonewall Award from ALA for As the Crow Flies Vol. 1 (Iron Circus Comics), so it comes as no surprise that this comic is also in the top ten YA graphic novels. From the ALA post:

Lush, warm colored-pencil artwork relates the story of 13-year-old Charlie, a queer black girl who struggles with her faith—as well as outdated concepts and whitewashed history—on an all-girls hiking trip.

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Starred reviews, awards, and accolades for As the Crow Flies

The first print volume of As the Crow Flies, by Melanie Gillman ’12, was released by Iron Circus Comics in November 2017. Since it’s release, it has received three starred reviews and numerous awards and reviews! The comic, originally published online where it is still updating, is about Charlie Lamonte, a thirtee-year-old, queer, black girl spending a week of summer vacation at an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp where she learns to question the rhetoric. This volume is 250 pages and $30. They started posting the web comic in January, 2012.

Stonewall Honor named “As the Crow Flies,” written and illustrated by The Center for Cartoon Studies alum Melanie Gillman ′12 and published by Iron Circus Comics. Congratulations to Melanie and Iron Circus!

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A Junior Library Guild Top Pick: Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller

On the Radar: Top Picks from the Editors at Junior Library Guild: Graphic Novels and the Common Core

The Center for Cartoon Studies presents Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller by Joseph Lambert

“If you’re looking for official justification for the purchase of graphic novels, look no further than the Common Core State Standards. In grades 6 to 12, students will be required to apply the Reading standards to a variety of text types and formats, including graphic novels. Today’s graphic artists and writers provide a plethora of titles for beginning readers to adults. Check out these new titles that will strengthen your collection and thrill your readers…Already a Booklist Top 10 Biography Book for Youth 2012, Lambert’s graphic novel format does more than retell an already familiar story. Alternating the past and present, readers learn more about Annie Sullivan’s background.” Deborah B. Ford, School Library Journal

Click here toread the entire review of The Center for Cartoon Studies presents Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, and see the Junior Library Guild Top Pick list. Buy a copy today!

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Starred Booklist Review! CCS Presents Annie Sullivan and The Trials of Helen Keller by Alum Joe Lambert

The Center for Cartoon Studies presents Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, the latest graphic-format book to come out of the Center for Cartoon Studies (which has created books on Satchel Paige, Harry Houdini, Amelia Earhart, and Henry David Thoreau) opens yet another captivating page into history. Created by the incredibly talented CCS alum, Joe Lambert.

“In a brilliantly conceived and executed maneuver, Lambert uses a dynamic interplay between words and images to convey how someone could learn to communicate without access to either….rarely is presented in such a breathtaking, original, and empathetic fashion.” –Booklist [Starred Review!]

Releases March 27. Buy a copy today!

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AIC Wins 2010 Gryphon Award

Adventures in Cartooning, written and illustrated by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost, has received the 2010 Gryphon Award for Children’s Literature.

…a stupendous new high for children’s graphic novels…a tale that works just as well as a read-aloud for the very young as it does a lesson for everyone from fans of the form to the wholly uninitiated.”

Booklist, Starred Review
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