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ALA Midwinter Virtual 2021

GNCRT / BCALA Panel - Black Lives Matter Comics Reading List

Join librarians from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) and the ALA Graphic Novels Comics Round Table (GNCRT) as they present and discuss their debut comics reading list that highlights the history of Black experiences and demand for a better future. The Black Lives Matter Comics reading list serves as an essential resource for educators, parents, and readers of all ages.


ALA Virtual 2020

GNCRT President's Program: A (Comics) History in the Making!

Comics have changed dramatically over the last twenty years and are now broadly accepted and celebrated. As they continue to infuse the mainstream, comics increasingly share stories from diverse communities around the world that provide insights into both those communities' struggles and celebrations. But in these challenging times, we're seeing how societal inequities continue to exist as they always have or are worsened by the pandemic.

Join Malaka Gharib (I Was Their American Dream) and Tasha Spillet-Sumner (From the Roots Up) in conversation with incoming GNCRT President Alea Perez as they discuss where we find ourselves as members of the comics community trying to navigate a new reality, what we can do to use this historical moment to move our individual communities forward towards real change, and how creators can use their stories to not only entertain, but also to enlighten and inspire action.


ALA Annual Conference 2019