Monday, September 24, 2012

Graphic Novels at the Vera Bracken Library

Did you know that MHC Library Services collects Graphic Novels? 

Graphic Novels are "book length collections of sequential art containing a single story, or a set of interrelated stories" (Young Adult Library Services Association).
 
Contrary to popular opinion, graphic novels are not superhero comic books or picture books intended for children.  On the contrary, many graphic novels deal with serious adult themes.  Art Spiegelman's award winning Maus: A survivor's tale, for instance, places the reader alongside a terrified Jewish family living in Nazi-occupied Poland.
 
So, where should you go to find graphic novels?  In the Vera Bracken Library, there is currently a selection of graphic novels on display near the front entrance next to the Cafe Corner. 


Alternatively, you can browse the shelves under PN 6700, which is where most graphic novels are located.  Titles can also be found by conducting a subject search for "graphic novels" in the library's catalogue

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