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APALA and REFORMA President's Program: Beyond Books: Graphic Novels and Magazines of Color

Sunday, June 24, 2012
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

US/Pacific (-7)

This program focuses on the impact and future of Graphic Novels, Comics, and Magazines written primarily for and by Asian, Latino, and African-American authors, featuring David Inocencio, co-founder of “The Beat Within – A Weekly Publication of Writing and Art From the Inside”; Keith Knight, award-winning author of “The Weekly K Chronicles”; Rebecca Marrell, Diversity Resident Librarian, Western Libraries in Bellingham, WA, and Jason Shiga, award-winning author of Empire State: A Love Story (or not). Discover the heart-wrenching writing and artwork created by incarcerated teens, many of whom are disproportionately represented by youth of color. Hear graphic novelists talk about the revolutionary nature of their works. This program is sponsored by the Asian/Pacific Americans Librarians Association (APALA), http://www.apalaweb.org and National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA),http://www.reforma.org.

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