Some of the students (and parents) may have noticed that the number of graphic novels and comics in the Robinson collection has increased since I began my tenure as the Library Media Specialist. I'm a big fan and advocate of graphic storytelling. That's why I'm so excited to be attending (with my soon-to-be 6th grade son) Graphic Guise: Books Undercover on August 20th. The guests are amazing: Bob Boyle (Hugo and the Really, Really, Really Long String), James Burks (Gabby & Gator), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), and Dan Santat (Sidekicks). You can find more information about them here.

If your child enjoys reading graphic novels, and especially if their reading has benefited from graphic novels, I really encourage you to attend this event. Kids will get to meet and interact with the artists and try their hand at illustrating and storytelling. Parents can learn how to effectively use graphic novels as a literacy tool.

The group organizing the event, Bridge to Books, is made up of local people interested in children's literature and literacy; they're teachers, librarians, book bloggers, booksellers, and of course, readers. The event is being organized on a volunteer basis and we'd love to see people spread the news about this sure-to-be-amazing event.

Please purchase tickets by August 13. Hope to see you there!