The Council of the Great City Schools has created a wonderful three-minute explanation of the Common Core State Standards that uses images and words to help viewers better understand the topic.
Please Join Us for Superhero Saturday
Featuring Events for All Ages
Saturday, April 26, 2014 – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
MWAHAHA! Rock out with cult sensation Ookla the Mok, fandom’s own rock band! Ookla has been touring North America since 1994 playing at SciFi and comic conventions. Their songs Tantric Yoda and Mwahaha were most requested songs on Dr. Demento’s radio show in 2012 and 2013. From 1-2 p.m.
Visions Comic Art Group will give a presentation on the graphic novel process. Come and talk one on one with them. The presentation is at 12 p.m.
Buffalo’s Best Batman winners will receive movies, posters & collectibles! The winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m. For information on how to enter click here!
On Superhero Saturday, you can learn more about Free Comic Book Day - coming to your local dealer on May 3.
Wear a costume, get a prize!
Through out the day there will also be crafts, games, scavenger hunts, trivia contests, short films, featured speakers, artists drawing caricatures, superhero photo opportunities, and more! Hope to see you there!
Graphic Novel Classroom Kits
Teachers/Librarians: To find out how to borrow graphic novels to use with your students, click here.
- Explaining the Common Core State Standards. 04/17/14
- Superhero Saturday! 04/11/14
- Buffalo’s Best Batman Contest 04/4/14
- Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection 03/29/14
- Graphic Novels for Women’s History Month 03/14/14
I Kill Giants
Joe Kelly (Author), J. M. Ken Niimura (Illustrator)
Barbara is an angry elementary-school girl who is known as a freak and claims to be a killer of giants. She faces bullies and storms with no fear, but cannot face what she hides from at home. The story is heart wrenching and wonderful at the same time. This work is an example of why comic books are not only art, but a necessary medium to tell a full story. The art blends so well with the writing you will find yourself thinking “Did I just read a comic or a small beautiful novel ?” Truly an example of why comic books/graphic novels are great.