ALSC - Graphic Novels for Children

In 2011, the board of directors of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), directed the Quicklists Consulting Committee to create a list of core titles than can be used when starting or maintaining a children’s graphic novel collection. These are recommended for elementary school-age children (Grade K-2, Grade 3-5, and Grade 6-8). The committee defined graphic novel as a full-length story told in paneled, sequential, graphic format. They included classics as well as new titles that have been widely recommended and well-reviewed, and books that have popular appeal as well as critical acclaim.

This particular collection only includes some of the notable graphic novels of ALSC's Graphic Novels for Children list. (All rights reserved.)

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A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel (2012)

Written by Madeleine L’Engle and Hope Larson

Illustrated by Hope Larson

The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O'Keefe, and the three Mrs--Who, Whatsit, and Which--the memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe in the Newbery award-winning classic A Wrinkle in Time. But in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated. Now, Hope Larson takes the classic story to a new level with her vividly imagined interpretations of tessering and favorite characters like the Happy Medium and Aunt Beast.

Perfect for old fans and winning over new ones, this graphic novel adaptation is a must-read. This book is recommended for preteens ages 10 and up. (Copyright © Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers/Macmillan. All rights reserved.)

Source:  Macmillan Publishers.

Hope Larson is the New York Times bestselling author of six graphic novels, notably her graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time (2012), and co-creator of Boom! Comics’ Goldie Vance. Her recent projects include two graphic novels, Compass South (2016) and Knife’s Edge, and a reimagining of DC Comics’ Batgirl. Her short comics have been published by the New York Times, Vertigo, and in several anthologies, including Flight and DC Comics’ Gotham Academy Yearbook.

In addition to her comics work, Larson has explored filmmaking. She is the writer and director of two short projects. Bitter Orange, starring Brie Larson, James Urbaniak and Brendan Hines, is a tale of crime in 1920s Hollywood. Did We Live Too Fast is a Twilight Zone-inspired music video created for Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Dan the Automator’s band, Got A Girl; it was used as the centerpiece of their 2015 tour.

Larson has been nominated for cartooning awards in the US, Canada and Europe, and is the recipient of a two Eisner Awards and an Ignatz. She holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

Source:  www.hopelarson.com.

Hope Larson is the New York Times bestselling author of six graphic novels, notably her graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time (2012), and co-creator of Boom! Comics’ Goldie Vance. Her recent projects include two graphic novels, Compass South (2016) and Knife’s Edge, and a reimagining of DC Comics’ Batgirl. Her short comics have been published by the New York Times, Vertigo, and in several anthologies, including Flight and DC Comics’ Gotham Academy Yearbook.

In addition to her comics work, Larson has explored filmmaking. She is the writer and director of two short projects. Bitter Orange, starring Brie Larson, James Urbaniak and Brendan Hines, is a tale of crime in 1920s Hollywood. Did We Live Too Fast is a Twilight Zone-inspired music video created for Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Dan the Automator’s band, Got A Girl; it was used as the centerpiece of their 2015 tour.

Larson has been nominated for cartooning awards in the US, Canada and Europe, and is the recipient of a two Eisner Awards and an Ignatz. She holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

Source:  www.hopelarson.com.

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