NEW BOOK: Library Collections for Teens: Manga and Graphic Novels


Library Collections for Teens:
Manga and Graphic Novels

Kristin Fletcher-Spear and  Merideth Jenson-Benjamin

ISBN: 978-1-55570-745-3
8.5 X 11 , 175 pages, paper
Fall 2010

List Price: $55.00

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Library Collections for Teens: Manga and Graphic Novels guides you through the fascinating world of Japanese and American manga and graphic novels.  Kristin Fletcher-Spear and Merideth Jenson-Benjamin have pooled their longtime study of the format with their expertise in working with teens in libraries to create the only resource you need to build a graphic collection your teens will love. Through their frequent presentations and workshops, Fletcher-Spear and Jenson-Benjamin have developed a keen sense of what librarians  want and need  in the manga – graphic novels area, from evaluating, selecting, and ordering to building and integrating collections and defending titles. As reviewers for major publications, including Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), the authors are  up-to-date and well-informed about new and popular titles and series as well as what is classic and necessary for your collection. A short history of graphic novels and manga, how the format is beneficial for readers, creative programs based on the format, and finally, lists of titles you will want to have in the young adult collection make this VOYA Press book a complete and necessary resource for your library’s professional collection.

Library Collections for Teens: Manga and Graphic Novels is a co-publication of VOYA Press and Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.