There are several library exhibits that showcase the Mosaic of the African American Experience, the NE Campus theme for African American History month. All exhibits will be on display February 1-28, 2015.
Sybil Reddick: Quilter, Doll Maker, and Painter
Sybil Reddick, the mother of English instructor Annette Cole, has been quilting, making dolls and painting for over thirty-five years. It has been the last twenty years that she has really focused and honed her craft. Her quilt entitled “My Hearts” hung in the Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham, Alabama 2001. Ms. Reddick’s “My Hearts” quilt and dolls are available for viewing on the upper level of the J. Ardis Bell library on Northeast campus. (more…)
You want graphic novels? We’ve got graphic novels.
Sometimes a picture is worth 1,000 words and sometimes a picture includes 1,000 words. Either way, pictures are cool and so are our graphic novels. These aren’t the comic books that your parents warned you about (OK, some of them are, but some of them aren’t). These are the graphic novels that your parents never even knew about! In fact, these are the graphic novels that you may not even know about.
What follows is a list of some of our graphic novels, covering all sorts of topics. This is only a small sample of what we have. If you like what you see in this list, come by the J. Ardis Bell Library on the Northeast Campus and check some out. If you hate what you see, don’t be so judgmental.
My Friend Dahmer : A Graphic Novel
Call Number: HV6534.M65 D47 2012
“In graphic novel format, the author offers an account of growing up in the same schools as Jeffrey Dahmer, who went on to become one of the most notorious serial killers and cannibals in United States history.”
The Book of Five Rings
Call Number: PN6790.J3 B66 2012
“A graphic novel adaptation of Miyamoto Musashi’s original work which offers a guide to swordsmanship and a view into Miyamoto’s seventeenth-century world.”
The Odyssey: A Graphic Novel
Call Number: PZ7.7.H56 Ody 2010
“Retells, in graphic novel format, Homer’s epic tale of Odysseus, the ancient Greek hero who encounters witches and other obstacles on his journey home after fighting in the Trojan War.”
A Game of Thrones, The Graphic Novel – Volumes 1-3
Call Numbers: PN6727.A259 G36 2012
The classic George R.R. Martin books retold in graphic novel form!
Call Number: PN6727.K67 M48 2003b
“A brilliant, darkly comic reimagining of Kafka’s classic tale of family, alienation, and a giant bug. Acclaimed graphic artist Peter Kuper presents a kinetic illustrated adaptation of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. Kuper’s electric drawings–where American cartooning meets German expressionism–bring Kafka’s prose to vivid life, reviving the original story’s humor and poignancy in a way that will surprise and delight readers of Kafka and graphic novels alike.”
Call Number: PN6727.B87 H58 2012
“Confessing his past to an unidentified woman, Doug struggles to recall the mysterious incident that left his life shattered, an incident that may have involved his disturbed and now-absent girlfriend, Sarah, and her menacing ex-boyfriend.”
The Book of Genesis
Call Number: BS1233 .A785 2009
The entire book of Genesis, illustrated by the famous controversial artist Robert Crumb.