For immediate release | August 3, 2023

AASL Commends Borderlands Comics and Games

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commends Borderlands Comics and Games. The shop is one of twenty outstanding programs, events, and products recognized in 2023 for their support of the school librarian profession and the learners the profession serves.

Borderlands Comics and Games collaborates with school librarians in Greenville County to keep them informed of popular, age-appropriate comics. It also volunteers time to lead lessons on comics and graphic novels with clubs and classes. The shop is recognized for helping spark the joy of reading for students through graphic novels and comic education and access.

“SCASL is proud to recognize Borderlands for partnering with school librarians to help our students fall in love with reading using comics and graphic novels,” said SCASL President Michelle Spires.

AASL President Courtney Pentland added, “The commendations brought forth by AASL Chapters this year are representative of the amazing programs and advocacy efforts happening across the country in support of school libraries, school librarians, and the learners we all serve. I am grateful for organizations like those honored this year that also support literacy and intellectual freedom as these are essential skills and rights for everyone in our communities. We are definitely stronger together, and, through valuable partnerships like these, we can continue to help our learners build a foundation for a better tomorrow.”

All AASL Chapters are eligible to nominate outstanding programs, events, and products for national recognition. To be commended, nominees must align with the principles expressed in the AASL's mission and value statements. The full list of 2023 commendations can be found on the AASL website.

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Jennifer Habley

Manager, Members & Chapters

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)