Episode 58: Mahnaz Dar, Standing For Truth and Whimsy

Welcome back, everyone! The show has undergone a bit of a format change, and kicking it off is special guest Mahnaz Dar, section editor for School Library Journal. We talk about middle grade and young adult titles, the nuts and bolts of selecting titles for review in SLJ, the nature of illustrated storytelling, rant a bit about NFTs, and of course recommend some great comics!

Show Notes

SLJ Best Graphic Novels 2020

The Onion: Adults Go Wild Over Latest In Children’s Picture Book Series

Kimberly Parker: Most artists are not making money off NFTs and here are some graphs to prove it

Vice: People’s Expensive NFTs Keep Vanishing. This Is Why

Mahnaz Dar: @DibblyFresh / mdar@mediasourceinc.com

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