Happy Birthday to graphic novelist and cartoonist Raina Telgemeier! Anyone that has worked in a public or school library within the past 10 years probably hasn’t gone a week without a young reader looking for Smile or Drama. A winner of five Eisner Awards, Telgemeier has effectively engaged adolescent readers through telling relatable stories through the graphic medium.
May 26 is Raina Telgemeier’s birthday! If you are a youth librarian like me, then you know who Raina is — without a doubt. If not….well she is the most popular graphic novel creator known to young ladies across America.
Raina Telgemeier, who celebrates her 42nd birthday on May 26, is a bestselling, award-winning author and illustrator of graphic novels for kids and young adults. Her work is based on the idea of helping children and young adults realize the value and importance of their own stories, despite the pressures they may feel from family or peers.
The State of America’s Libraries 2019 report includes a snapshot of censorship in libraries, schools and universities; who initiates challenges, where are they taking place, and what are the reasons?
New Issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy;
Oakland Public Library takes action against Islamophobia;
Overdue fees: Barriers to access in school libraries
Save your drama for your… school board? This young adult graphic novel takes place in a school — and so do many of the threats to remove it.
Jung said that if Drama was banned from his middle school library — a place where he received most of his books — he might not have picked it up himself; he needed a “wise librarian” to recommend it to him.