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Dune’s Shai-Hulud and Other Sandworms

Posted by: Malea Walker

Frank Herbert’s Dune Chronicles series is known as the first major world building science fiction saga. Published in 1965, Dune’s influence is clear in many science fiction novels and movies produced since then. Some of the most obvious examples of Dune’s influence can be found in the stories of large, sand-dwelling creatures of nightmares that …

Three comic book covers showing characters going to school.

Back to School: Comic Book Stories

Posted by: Malea Walker

What better way to ease the nerves of going back to school than to read some comic book stories…about school! Take a look at some of these classic school moments from the comic book collections of the Library of Congress.

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Comics Presentations Future and Past

Posted by: Malea Walker

This weekend will bring an exciting 10-day, extended National Book Festival, as well as the 2021 Small Press Expo. Learn about these events and the many exciting comics presentations from the Library in the past.

A child carrying a bundle of newspapers in one hand, the other arm held high with a copy of the Anchorage Daily Times, the headline reading

Back to School: Comic Books and Literacy

Posted by: Malea Walker

Comic books and graphic novels can be a great way to get kids, and people of all ages, reading. Children's comics, illustrated classic stories, and historical works can be engaging and educational. Here are a few from our collections!