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'March: Book One'

Awesome Reads for Awesome Con

Graphic Novels by Awesome Con 2016 Attendees

Did you know that D.C.’s very own comic and pop culture convention, Awesome Con, is coming up? On the first weekend of June (Friday the 3rd through Sunday the 5th) countless authors, artists, game developers, actors, and more will be arriving at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The Arrival

Books Without Words? Can Such Things Be?

A list for adults and kids alike

When you think about books, you generally imagine words on a page. Pictures may or may not be included. But this isn't always the case. Stories without words are more common for children, but there are some really excellent ones for adults as well. Here are some good stories without words for both young and old. Adults

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Superheroes Reimagined

Your favorite characters reinvented!

Graphic novels today are more diverse and have more variety than ever. The following titles and series explore classic characters in new ways, or completely reinvent them for a new generation. While I like the classic Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and Captain Marvel, I love their newest versions!

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Happy National Comic Book Day!

Creating Comic Strips with Fankids from Around the Globe

Petworth fankids had a great time discussing  comic books, comic strips, and graphic novels on National Comic Book Day (celebrated September 25th annually)! A custom-designed template guided the children in the creation of their own colorful, four-panel superhero comic strips. Afterwards, these anxious authors were excited to receive free comic books courtesy of "nice guy" Nick at Big Planet Comics, along with Chipotle meal coupons, DCPL tattoos, and congratulatory stickers.

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Matriarchal Societies in Fiction

Novels set in women-ruled societies

Ever wonder what the world be like if females were the dominant sex? By dominant, I mean if women held the marjority of political offices, were CEO's, and dominated the science and technology fields. I'm sure you have. We all have. A few authors have even gone as far as to write about it! Here are a few books set in matriarchal societies.

Cover of the comic Amulet Vol. 1

What We Read for Comic Book Club

Recommended comic books for late elementary schoolers

Last school year, I was lucky enough to host a comic book club for a group of bright, enthusiastic 4th grade girls. They were a lively, talkative bunch, but as far as comics went, we had a mix of long-time comic fans and “newbies” in our numbers.

Cover for Tokyo on Foot by Florent Chavouet

Graphic Novels About Travel

If you’re looking at the pile of papers on your desk and wishing you were still on vacation, try curling up with a travel themed graphic novel. Ink and pen drawings and snappy dialogue will make you feel you’re on the plane again, instead of in another Monday meeting. Tokyo On Foot: Travels in the City’s Most Colorful Neighborhoods by Florent Chavouet 

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Illustrated Stories of Illustrious Ladies

Graphic novel memoirs and biographies

I love graphic novels. The artwork and design can add so much to a reading experience. One of my favorite genres of graphic novels is autobiographies and memoirs. I find something so intriguing about seeing the way artists represent their own selves and lives in their art. This list includes some autobiographical stories and memoirs from amazingly talented female writers and artists.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Great Books About Comics

Check out these titles to learn more about the history of comic books!

Summer Reading Club 2015 has begun and this year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story!” In honor of this theme the library is having a number of programs about all types of heroes, both real and super. There are many great superhero comics, but there are many great books about comics you should check out. These are some of my favorites:

Johnny Hiro: half asian, all hero

Not Your Typical Hero

Graphic novels that feature non-traditional heroes

Graphic Novels are somewhat contentious in the literary sphere. Are they really books? Do they merit the same sort of acclaim as other written works? I am, without a doubt, a member of the "Graphic Novels Are Amazing" club, and as such I believe it's my duty to share with you all some wonderful graphic novel titles. Since graphic novels come in a number of sub-genres, I've decided to limit this list to those that deal with heroes. Heroes don't necessarily need to be caped crusaders or have super human powers, and these titles prove just that.

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