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ERIC Number: EJ832388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
Journey into the World of Manga and Graphic Novels
Simmons, Mary; O'Briant, Beth
Library Media Connection, v27 n4 p16-17 Jan-Feb 2009
In this article, the authors present the outcomes of a project they implemented to increase library use by their adolescent males, a population at their school that avoided the library like the plague. They conducted a survey to know what their male students wished they would find in their media center. Their students suggested manga as a genre, and they also provided the authors with specific titles to purchase. Armed with these suggestions, the authors decided to head to their nearest Barnes & Noble to purchase the first set of manga and graphic novels. Now, their library's manga and graphic novel collection has grown to more than 1,200 titles. Surveying their student body was powerful and has really driven the authors' library collection development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A