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Saturday, February 8 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The POWerful Punch of YA Graphic Novels (9-12)

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Graphic novels have evolved from the comic violence of CRASH! BANG! POW! to a medium that tackles challenging subjects with sensitivity and emotion. Conducted by two school library staff, this session will introduce and explore YA graphic novels that examine contemporary and challenging issues of discrimination, immigration, family loss, addiction, mental health, and more. Blending artwork with the written word, graphic novels pack a POWerful punch. Reach out to your teens and make an impact with your graphic novel collection. Annotated booklist will be distributed.


Silvia Gutierrez

In her library career Silvia has worked in academic, public and school libraries serving pre-schoolers to professors. At her current school she created the graphic novel section which has grown from a handful of copies to more than 300. She collaborates with teachers in bringing graphic... Read More →
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Gabriela Gualano

Teacher Librarian, Paul Revere Middle School
Gabriela Gualano is a first year teacher librarian in LAUSD. Prior to transitioning to the library, she was a TK and kindergarten teacher for eight years. Gabriela has worked in public libraries since college and looks to her mother, co-presenter Silvia Gutierrez, as her inspiration... Read More →

Saturday February 8, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST