The West Boca Branch Library will be hosting a Graphic Novel Memoir Book Discussion on July 29th, at 10:30am. We will be discussing several different graphic memoirs, including Craig Thompson’s classic, Blankets. Blankets was originally published in 2003, by Top Shelf Productions. It was an instant classic, taking the comic world by storm. The memoir focuses on Thompson’s adolescence and being raised in an Evangelical Christian household. A majority of the story revolves around his first love, and how that relationship was shaped by his religious beliefs, and also Continue reading
Graphic Novels had an increased role at this year’s ALA Conference in San Francisco. The article below talks about one of the most important topics in the comic book/graphic novel industry right now: diversity. More and more graphic novels are being created featuring diverse characters, but perhaps even more importantly, being created by more diverse authors and illustrators. Libraries have a great opportunity to promote diverse comics, and many are already doing so. Here at the West Boca Branch Library, part of the Palm Beach County Library System, we are hosting our first graphic novel book discussion centered on the memoir genre. Some of the titles we will be covering include Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel; Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, and Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, by Ellen Forney.
For more information on our book discussion, including time, titles, and location, please see the flyer below.
If you would like to participate in our book discussion, but can’t make it to the library, please feel free to leave comments on this or other related posts. Also, please take a minute to read this article to see all of the hard work and passion for graphic novels from librarians across the country.