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Book Club Kits for Graphic Medicine

Kits contain various titles about the graphic novel art from and a specific health topic. AIDS/HIV Learn about the comic and graphic novel art form, the speciality of graphic medicine, and read graphic novels about AIDS/HIV. Find in catalog Cancer Learn about the comic and graphic novel art form, the speciality of graphic medicine, and read graphic novels about cancer. Find in catalog Caregiving/Aging Learn about the comic and graphic novel art form, the speciality of graphic medicine, and read graphic novels about caring for elderly and failing parents. Find in catalog Eating Disorders Learn about the comic and graphic …

Tales of Ikkyu

Published: November 20, 2020

Watch a short animated film about the Tales of Ikkyu and get inspired to make art!


Roller Girl: Chapter Two

Published: September 25, 2020

Hear chapter two read aloud by a member of the Ann Arbor Roller Derby and make a graphic story of your own with 826michigan.


Roller Girl

Hear members of the A2RD league read chapters of Roller Girl, the Newbery Award winning graphic novel by Victoria Jamieson, and get short skating lessons and safety tips.


Roller Girl: Chapter One

Published: September 5, 2020

Hear chapter one of Roller Girl, get some skating tips, and make a friendship bracelet!


Town Hall Anti-Racism Series: Youth Empowerment and Radical Imagination

Published: July 13, 2020

Join YDL Storytme presenter Kristen Hamilton and Kekere Freedom School to learn about anti-racism.


Graphic Novels for Kids and Teens by BIPOC Authors

Graphic novels for kids and teens by BIPOC authors.

Pop Culture Classroom Comics Resources

Published: April 19, 2020

Resources and References for Teachers and Parents


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How graphic novels are helping doctors and patients

Published: March 2, 2020

“Something remarkable and game changing is being sparked in the alliance between comics and medicine. It’s becoming clear that these graphic narratives can deepen understanding, not only of facts but of feelings, between patients, family, and professionals. A spoonful of comics really does help the medicine go down.” – Paul Gravett, author of Comics Art and the editor of 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die Graphic Medicine is the use of comics in medical education and patient care. Graphic novels related to illness, aging, and other difficult topics are emerging as a robust and widely varied sub-genre of …


Miracle Man by Tom King
2019 Eisner Award Winners

Published: December 22, 2019

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)–Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer, by James Kochalka (Top Shelf/IDW) Best Publication for Kids (ages 9–12)–The Divided Earth, by Faith Erin Hicks (First Second) Best Publication for Teens (ages 13–17)–The Prince and the Dressmaker, by Jen Wang (First Second) Best Continuing Series 
Giant Days, by John Allison, Max Sarin and Julia Madrigal (BOOM! Box) Best Limited Series Mister Miracle, by Tom King and Mitch Gerads (DC) Best New Series Gideon Falls, by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino (Image) Best Anthology–Puerto Rico Strong, edited by Marco Lopez, Desiree Rodriguez, Hazel Newlevant, Derek Ruiz, and Neil Schwartz (Lion Forge) …


Super Skull Comic Book Podcast

Published: November 9, 2019

Comics Podcast  Co-hosted by Vault of Midnight’s Nick Yribar, Curtis Sullivan, Marcus Schwimmer and produced by sound engineer Rachel Polk, Super Skull is timed to coincide with the release of new comics every Wednesday. The podcast focuses on comic book industry news and the hosts’ reviews of their favorite comics of the week. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.


Michigan State University Comics Forum 2020

Published: November 1, 2019

February 21 @ 7:00 pm – February 22 @ 5:00 pm EST Held every year on the beautiful campus of Michigan State University, The Michigan State University Comics Forum is an event that brings together scholars, creators, and fans in order to explore celebrate the medium of comics, graphic storytelling, and sequential art. For more information and a map to the Forum location; Emil Ferris is an American writer, cartoonist, and designer. Ferris debuted in publishing with her 2017 graphic novel My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, a coming-of-age story of Karen Reyes, a girl growing up in 1960s Chicago.  The book …


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Black Comics

These comics feature African American main characters.

Diverse Comics

Some of our favorite comics address issues of identity, with main characters that span boundaries of race, gender, sexuality, and religion.