Image Comics are represented big on the YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens list

Image Comics are represented big on the YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens list

The Young Adult Library Services Association take great strides in recognizing comics as literature and worthwhile reading.  There’s some great stuff on this year’s list, like Supergirl: Being Super from DC Comics and an original Star Wars story from Marvel.  Image Comics have a pretty nice showing as well, with more than a dozen graphic novels chosen as quality reading.  Monstress and Descender were practically (well-deserved) givens, but it’s nice to see Skyward make the list too.  Check out the details below, including a link to the full list of graphic novels and Image’s ALA Midwinter schedule.

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THIRTEEN IMAGE COMICS TITLES MAKE YALSA'S 2019 GREAT GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR TEENS LIST AHEAD OF THIS WEEKEND’S ALA MIDWINTER PROGRAMMING

PORTLAND, Ore. 01/22/2019 — Image Comics is pleased to announce a total of 13 titles listed on YALSA’s 2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list—a new record for the publisher. The list includes:

To read the full list of titles, click here. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Librarians and bookstore retailers attending this weekend’s ALA Midwinter Conference are invited to learn more about these excellent graphic novels by visiting the Image Comics booth (#2048) for exciting creator signings, free samples, books, swag, special-edition librarian-only T-shirts, and the chance to talk to your favorite comics writers and artists.

ALA MIDWINTER 2019IMAGE COMICS EVENT SCHEDULE (BOOTH #2048)
Friday, January 25th, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM – Exhibit Hall, Booth #2048
Creator Booth Time / Signing - Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze)

Saturday, January 26th, 2019
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM– Exhibit Hall, Booth #2048
Creator Booth Time / Signing - Christopher Sebela (Crowded, Shanghai Red)

10:10 AM - 11:10 AM – Exhibit Hall, Booth #2048
Creator Booth Time / Signing - Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze)

1:40 PM - 2:40 PM – Exhibit Hall, Booth #2048
Creator Booth Time / Signing - Joseph Keatinge (Flavor, Stellar)

2:50 PM - 3:50 PM – Exhibit Hall, Booth #2048
Creator Booth Time / Signing - Chelsea Cain & Lia Miternique (Man-Eaters)

4:00 PM – 4:50 PM – Exhibit Hall, PopTop Stage
Adapting Graphic Novels for Programming and Lesson Planning - Chloe Ramos-Peterson, Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze)

Sunday, January 27th, 2019
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM – WSCC, Room 303 – RSVP Required
GNCRT Publisher’s Breakfast - Chloe Ramos-Peterson, Chelsea Cain (Man-Eaters), Christopher Sebela (Crowded, Shanghai Red)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM – Exhibit Hall, Booth #2048
Creator Booth Time / Signing - Christopher Sebela (Crowded, Shanghai Red)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM – Exhibit Hall, Booth #2048
Creator Booth Time / Signing - Emily Powell & Eliza Fantastic Mohan (Man-Eaters)

Monday, January 28th, 2019
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM – Exhibit Hall, Book Buzz Theater
Image Comics - 2019 Book Buzz Preview

ALA Midwinter will be held January 25-28. 

 

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