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Western MA Readers' Advisory Round Table

Advising readers on their next book is one of the most intimidating and exhilarating aspects of library work. Helping readers with their reading needs builds an ongoing and treasured relationship between library staff and their users. Readers’ Advisory (RA) is a skill that grows over time and with practice. This roundtable explores reading genres, their appeal for readers, and expands our knowledge and awareness of authors and titles in the genres. 
This year we will lead with Graphic Novels (a FORMAT, not a genre!), move into a Teen/YA arc, and wrap up with Narrative Nonfiction. And after last year's focus on diversity and inclusivity in our selections, we will continue to prioritize those in our reading and discussion! You are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. Join our google group for discussion and notifications!

Genre: Graphic Novels

Benchmark: (pick 2):
My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris
Black Panther: World of Wakanda by Roxane Gay with Ta-Nehisi Coates
All Star Superman by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (both volumes)

Please read a 2nd Graphic Novel title. Look on the blog for a list of links to suggested titles, and be sure to comment on the blog post with your second title.

For a more detailed description and full schedule of the genre studies, check out: http://raroundtablewestma.wordpress.com/

Our schedule for the rest of the year will be:

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 -- Teen/YA Speculative Fiction
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 -- Teen/YA Relationships
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 -- Teen/YA Realistic Fiction
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 -- Narrative Nonfiction

Contact: Molly Moss   413-587-1017   

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
9:45am - 12:00pm
  Affiliate Meetings     Readers Advisory  
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