Press Release Fun: Me, My Hubby, and Sophie
If you happen to be attending ComicCon in New York this coming weekend, why not take some time out of your busy Sunday schedule to see me, author Sophie Brookover, and my husband talk to you about graphic novels for a while. Here’s a press release to clarify everything:
Graphic Novels: A New Literacy for the Library, Classroom and Home.
Elizabeth Bird, Sophie Brookover, Matt Bird
SUNDAY 2:45-3:45 ROOM 1A23
The explosive growth of graphic novels continues in the public library world and is now being felt in the classroom. Is it a legitimate reading format? What is it about these books that make them worthwhile reading? How can graphic novels help you meet your state’s core curriculum content standards? Graphic novels present a new opportunity to engage readers and these three talented presenters will show you why these books work for the teacher, the librarian and the parent.
Elizabeth Bird: is a children’s librarian at New York Public Library’s main children’s room at the 42nd Street location. She has served on the Newbery committee, written for Horn Book, reviews for Kirkus, and currently publishes the blog A Fuse #8 Production on the School Library Journal website.
Sophie Brookover: is the Library Media Specialist at Eastern Regional Senior High School in Voorhees, NJ. She is an avid reader of graphic novels (forced to pick just one recent favorite, she offers two: SidescrollersY: The Last Man), and is the co-author of Pop Goes the Library: Using Pop Culture to Connect With Your Whole Community (InfoToday, 2008).
Matt Bird: Matt Bird is a writer and lifelong comics enthusiast. He will receive an MFA from Columbia University in May. His new graphic novel project is The Gentleman with artist David Baldeon (Blue Beetle) and inker Steve Bird (Robin).
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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