BookCon 2015: The Civil War Through a Graphic Kaleidoscope

Using graphic books to teach, or to lure a more visual reader to books, is nothing new, but "Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War," by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm and Ari Kelman, seems destined to resonate. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookCon 2015: BookCon Grows Up... and Moves On

Two years ago, when Reed Exhibitions announced it would be adding a consumer component to its annual trade show for publishers and booksellers, reactions were mixed. Now, with next year’s BookCon moving to Chicago (along with BEA), most publishers said that, though they’re unsure what a Chicago... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2015: ‘Office’ Duo Kaling and Novak Reunite to Open BookCon

On Saturday, former 'Office' co-stars B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling reunited on stage to kick off the second annual BookCon in front of a packed and boisterous crowd. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2015: Mac Barnett and Jory John: The Terrible Two Put the Con Into BookCon

We are going to put the con back into BookCon,” Mac Barnett, says of the pranking workshop that he is leading with his fellow expert, or, partner-in-crime, Jory John, today, noon–12:45 p.m., on the Downtown Stage. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Next Civil War Reads Like Dystopian Realism

The warnings about political violence in Stephen Marche's latest book are like something out of science fiction. Continue reading at Wired

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The Civil War’s financial battles

The North's modern economy and wartime financial innovations all but guaranteed victory, Roger Lowenstein argues. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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In ‘New York, My Village,’ the long shadow of Nigeria’s civil war is impossible to escape

Uwem Akpan’s novel follows Ekong — whose name means war — as he travels to the United States. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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William Collins signs Iduma's Nigerian Civil War study

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Wayétu Moore Escapes a Civil War in Liberia. In America, She Encounters a New Kind of Danger.

“The Dragons, the Giant, the Women” is a migration memoir of separations, relocations and reunions. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Paulette Jiles returns to the Civil War era with the romantic western ‘Simon and the Fiddler’

The novel is sweeter than Jiles’s previous work but no less attentive to the texture of the American Southwest. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Yes He Did: Barajas Graphic Bio Reclaims Great-Granddad’s Civil Rights Legacy

Henry Barajas’ Latinx memoir and graphic biography of his social activist great-grandfather, 'La Voz de M.A.Y.O.: Tata Rambo' with art by J. Gonzo, will be published this month by Image Comics. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Alan Lightman’s ‘Three Flames’ examines the long shadow of Cambodia’s civil war

In a country that has suffered so much, it turns out to be the women in this novel who suffer the most. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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A view of Syria’s civil war, from Assad’s inner circle

A high-level defector helps Sam Dagher explain the brutal conflict and the president’s role in it. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Graphic Novels Find Their Place at BookExpo, BookCon, and NYRF

In a signal of the continuing growth of the category in the book trade, graphic novel publishers announced new titles and had a lively presence at BookExpo, BookCon, and at the inaugural New York Rights Fair. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The graphic novels retelling New Zealand's Land Wars

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NYCC 2015: Publishers Chase Growth in Kids', Girls’ Graphic Novels

Led by girl-focused comics, sales of kids' and YA graphic novels continue to grow and publishers used New York Comic Con to launch a spate of new properties targeting girls and young women. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA 2015: Graphic Novels Mark Diversity, Push Boundaries

Graphic novels had their biggest presence ever at ALA 2015, with panels showcasing diversity in comics, appearances by acclaimed artists, and programming that addressed the rising threat of censorship. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2015: 'Paper Towns' Cast and Director Reunite with John Green

Although BookCon 2015 featured appearances galore by Hollywood celebrities, the Paper Towns panel on Saturday evening surely was the highlight of this year's literary fanfest for the raucous crowd of 2,250 that filled the enormous Special Events hall. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2015: YA Panel Celebrates WNDB, Talks Up Diversity

What a difference a year has made with BookCon, with this year's literary fanfest featuring not one but two author panels specifically addressing issues of diversity in books and in the publishing industry itself. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA and BookCon 2015 in Photos

Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and readers from around the globe gathered at the Javits Center in New York City for BookExpoAmerica and BookCon. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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