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6316-Adolescent Literature Guest Lecturer at Malone

6316-March 29, 2012

Linda Miday Smik, teen services librarian for the Stark County District Library, will give a presentation on graphic novels and their counterparts to the Adolescent Literature class at Malone University on April 2 and April 4 from 2 – 2:50 p.m. in room 101 of Mitchell Hall.  Linda will be discussing recent trends with graphic texts and their readers, along with the following highlights:

1. Original graphic titles, such as American Born Chinese

2. Popular book titles reissued in a graphic format, such as Twilight, Cirque du Freak, and The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew.

3. New non-fiction titles such as The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology

4. Classic works of literature, issued in new graphic formats, such as the works of Shakespeare, Beowulf or the Odyssey.

5. Manga (Japanese graphic novels) and their Chinese and Korean counterparts (Linda's specialty!)

The program is free and open to the public.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2012.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424