Manga Mania, Week 1

Manga is a term used to describe comics and graphic novels created in Japan.  Since the boom of the United States' manga distribution in the mid to late 2000s, many series have found their home on our shelves.  And with so many titles to go through, Manga Mania is a 4-part series where we go…
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The Shape of Water

  St. Tammany Parish Libraries have an extensive collection of books and movies readily available to check out to patrons of all ages.  Here is but a peek of what we have in our catalog! The Shape of Water is a 2017 film written and directed by Guillermo del Toro.  It received 13 Oscar nominations and…
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A Woman’s Brush

Notable women are recognized and celebrated during Women's History Month every March.  The St. Tammany Parish Libraries have a vast collection of books published by women authors and illustrators, and this article will highlight some of the women who create comics and graphic novels.  This article will specifically focus on titles from our young adult…
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Ernest and Celestine

  St. Tammany Parish Libraries have an extensive collection of books and movies readily available to check out to patrons of all ages.  Here is but a peek of what we have in our catalog! Ernest & Celestine is a film based on Gabrielle Vincent's book series of the same name.  This Academy-nominated movie takes…
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Black History in Comics

Every year we dedicate February to recognizing and celebrating the black individuals whose achievements shaped American history.  From slaves seeking freedom and civil activists to law enforcers and political leaders, these stories are readily available to be requested and checked out at your local branches. Titles with an asterisk (*) signify an eComic available on…
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STEM in Teen and Adult Comics

Continuing from our article two weeks ago, our library system provides a variety of books pertaining to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  What a surprise to find comics and graphic novels that covered these subjects, too!  Here are some selections from non-fiction typically aimed towards our teen and adult readers. From young adults, we have-- The…
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STEM in Kids’ Comics

STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  With a wide array of studies and interests in STEM, it's important to show the range of subjects that follow under this field.  Our library system has such a wide variety of these books for kids, we could only list so many!  Here are some…
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