Murder Mystery, Graphic Novels, and More: Innovative Programs for Engaging Teens in Your Library, 1st Edition

  • Thane Benson
  • ISBN-10: 1440861374
  • ISBN-13: 9781440861376
  • DDC: 027.62
  • 144 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Available October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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Music, movies, graphic novels, and magazines for teens are now commonplace in libraries, and librarians are in a unique position to go beyond simply providing teens with access to them; they can engage teens in creating and sharing their own original content. Written in a light, accessible manner, this book empowers youth services librarians to do just that. This title provides instruction on hosting creative workshops dedicated to creating and publishing graphic novels; writing and performing interactive murder mystery events; creating animation films; and more-all within a reasonable budget. The chapter on creating graphic novels is itself an original graphic novel drawn by the author, who is also a comic book artist, and a portion of the book lists and explains different creativity games both short and long that may be used as everything from icebreakers to exercises to programs in their own right.