Diversity in Children’s Graphic Works


What do you think of when you think of Graphic Novels? Out of this world storytelling? Avant-Gard artwork? International images and topics of every variety? What about diversity? Graphic novels are an engaging format that can convey diversity in age, race, ability, and gender identity. So, let’s talk about it! The three-part panel will include Cathy Camper, author of the popular Lowriders in Space series, who will discuss issues in creating graphic novels with diverse characters and cultures; a children’s/young adult librarian who will discuss selection, availability, resources, access, and ways to connect graphics and readers; and a cataloger who will discuss ways to reflect diversity in cataloging descriptions of graphic resources. Whether you are a graphic novel fan or new to graphic novels, let’s learn more about using them to provide a diversity of content to our communities with confidence. Sponsored by OLA TSRT (Technical Services Round Table).


  • Cathy Camper, author
  • Jane Cothron, Lincoln County Library District
  • Sabrina Tusing, Oregon City Public Library, Youth Services Library Assistant III

Video Recording:  https://youtu.be/Fyh8oT8hdhU

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