Pride Month: Young Adult Titles

One of the volunteer opportunities available for youth at TBPL is joining the Youth Action Council. This group meets monthly during the school year to discuss Library services, programs, and collections for teens. This May, the current YAC group went shopping at Chapters and these are just some of the titles they selected for purchase!... Continue Reading →

Interview with The Kao

Photo by Amber Hayes The Kao is Vincent Kao, an illustrator and comic artist known for his slice-of-life Web series, Mondo Mango, and the Prism Award-winning webcomic Magical Boy. Vincent graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a bachelor of fine arts in illustration. His work includes storyboarding, comics for independent studios, covers and posters... Continue Reading →

Graphic Novel Spotlight – LGBTQ+ Graphic novels

One of the great things about LGBTQ+ graphic novels is that they can defy stereotypes.  An excellent example is the manga My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame. Homosexuality in Japanese comics is mostly of the Yaoi (Gay) and Yuri (Lesbian) variety, which tends towards the very romantically dramatic and artistically stylized, and is often written... Continue Reading →

Read This Next – Graphic Novels

Notes from the fall 2020 edition of Read This Next. Watch this and past episodes on the TBPL Facebook page or YouTube channel. Visit our online catalogue to place holds on these titles. Not sure how to place holds? Visit this Guide for details. Books with Buzz THE MARCH TRILOGY by John Lewis and Andrew... Continue Reading →

Read This Next – Gays in Space!

Notes from the summer 2020 edition of Read This Next. Watch this and past episodes on the TBPL Facebook page or YouTube channel. Books with Buzz RABBIT AND ROBOT by Andrew Smith Told with Andrew Smith’s signature dark humor, Rabbit & Robot tells the story of Cager Messer, a boy who’s stranded on the Tennessee—his father’s lunar-cruise utopia—with... Continue Reading →

Readers’ Advisory – Diverse Reads

Diversity in literature quite often focuses on skin deep qualities such as ethnicity and race, but it is much broader than that, including sexuality, gender, disability, political persuasion, and religion.  Diverse literature exposes the reader to experiences that are not their own, and hopefully, broadens their understanding and knowledge of those experiences. *(CL) means that... Continue Reading →

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