Graphic Novel Review: My Friend Dahmer by John “Derf” Backderf

Background On Halloween night, 1988, after the last trick-or-treater knocked on our door and I felt at ease to eat the leftover Kit Kats, Sixlets, and Laffy Taffy I flipped through the eight channels of our non-cable television.  I happened across a live broadcast from London and Los Angeles called “The Secret Identity of Jack…

Graphic Novel Review: Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross

Superheroes are ubiquitous in our world.  Walk down the toy aisle of Target or Walmart and you’ll see a cornucopia of meta-human action figures and baubles of every imaginable type.  Disney’s purchase of the Marvel catalog of characters and its release of the Marvel Cinematic Universe reestablished the comic book world for a new generation…

Why Diversity Matters

A few months ago one of my kids came into the library asking me for books on basketball.  I led her to the 700s and showed her the books we had, paying particular attention to the new NBA set we bought last spring.  The young lady said, “No, that’s not it.  I want a book…