March 9 Meeting: Graphic Novels with Jesse Karp

The New York City School Librarians’ Association (NYCSLA) is happy to announce our March 9 meeting, featuring guest speaker Jesse Karp, author of Graphic Novels in Your School Library. The meeting will include a presentation by Jesse and focused discussions of graphic novels by age level.

For more than 10 years, Jesse Karp has been a school librarian at LREI (Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School), one of Manhattan’s oldest independent schools and a long-standing leader in progressive education.  He works with students across the curriculum, from beginning readers to high school students with all kinds of material, including graphic novels. He is a graphic novel and picture book reviewer for Booklist, as well as contributor to Book Links and American Libraries.  He has delivered seminars on the sequential art form at Pratt Institute and Queens College and, as of May 2011, will be teaching a course about the history and analysis of the form at Pratt.  He has been a graphic novel panelist at Book Expo America for two years running and currently serves on YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens committee. In addition to the forthcoming Graphic Novels in Your School Library, he is also the author of the YA novel Those That Wake. Visit him online at

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Time: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Place: P.S. 89 Library, 8528 Britton Avenue, Elmhurst, NY (Queens)
Cost: Free to NYCSLA members!

Directions for PS 89: The school is located at 8528 Britton Avenue, between Hampton Street and Gleane Street.  Nearby buses include the Q29, Q32, Q33, and Q52. By train, take the 7 to 82nd St – Jackson Heights. Head east on Roosevelt for one block, turn right onto Gleane Street, and walk for one block to Britton Avenue. Or take the M or R to Elmhurst Ave, walk northeast on Britton Avenue for 6 blocks, and the school will be on your right. There is free but limited street parking in the surrounding blocks, as well as meters nearby on Gleane Street and a parking garage on Roosevelt at Elbertson Street.

SPACE IS LIMITED! RSVP to reserve your space. Please send your RSVP to Please bring titles of your favorite graphic novels for kids and teens.

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