Thursday, July 9, 2009
Great Resource -- Diamond Bookshelf
Diamond Comic Distributers, the people in charge of getting comics from publishers like DC and Marvel to bookstores and local comic book stores, have been providing valuable resources via their Diamond Bookshelf newsletters for some time. Targeted at teachers and librarians, the newsletter features new releases, reviews, interviews with comics educators, and information about upcoming meetings and conferences of interest to comics educators.
For instance, in this month's issue, there is an excellent interview with Dr. Katie Monnin (check out her "Teaching Graphic Novels" blog in my blogroll). In the interview, Dr. Monnin gives concrete examples of graphic novels (Gettysburg: The Graphic Novel and Laika) to use in both the Language Arts and Social Studies classrooms, citing national curriculum standards to reinforce her aims. Fantastic stuff.
Though it'd be really nice if they offered an RSS feed, I find the monthly e-mail newsletters to be quite helpful in my work. I hope that you do as well!
Posted by Eric Federspiel