Toon Books’ biggest fan returning home last night from BookCourt after the COMICS EXTRAVAGANZA Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event. Past bedtime, whole undiluted juicebox consumed (!!), got right up close to Ricardo Liniers (THE BIG WET BALLOON) painting an amazing mural, and here she is pictured standing and holding subway pole for first time by “own-self.” It was quite a night.
Parents, Teachers, Librarians, Book Lovers of All Ages — come learn more about graphic novels and literacy at BKBF THIS SUNDAY 9/22:
Brooklyn Historical Society Auditorium:
5:00 P.M. Art on the Mind: Comics and Education. Françoise Mouly (Toon Books) in conversation with National Book Award finalist Gene Yang (Boxers & Saints), R. Kikuo Johnson (The Shark King) and Professor Barbara Tversky of Teachers College. In this era of high-stakes testing, comics aren’t just a refreshing change of pace for students-they take on deep subjects and teach multimodal literacy, offering educators, librarians, and parents a new way to approach learning. Featuring screen projection.