Tag Archives: Nate Powell

Emancipation and Inauguration–Days Old and New

Three award-winning picture books are my focus today.  Read on. Life-altering changes brought by the stroke of a pen or the tick of a clock—the beginning of African-American History month brings many thoughts to mind.  One is how the official … Continue reading

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Satisfying Sequels . . . and More

When it comes to graphic literature, do you like to “snack” on smaller, individual comics, or would you rather sit down to the “full meal” of a compilation? When publishing sequels, today’s comic book industry caters to both tastes. Some … Continue reading

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Lawbreakers and the Vote

When is it right to break the law?  To defy the police?  Who decides whether an illegal act is an act of heroism rather than just a crime?  These questions are on my mind today, Election Day here in the … Continue reading

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Novel Approaches

What novel approach to writing may you find on your next library or bookstore visit? Here is one you already may have encountered … Part graphic novel, part prose: this mixed-genre form of writing has gained popularity since the debut of … Continue reading

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Private Lives and Public Moments: Making Memories

“Go make some good memories for yourself,” my father used to say, giving his approval for a teenage outing. “Making memories” is still an expression some people use for being alive. Yet there can be gaps between living through experiences … Continue reading

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