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CALLING ALL LIBRARIANS & EDUCATORS: Register for TCAF's Libraries & Education Day

TCAF is excited to announce our keynote speaker for our popular Libraries & Education Day: Nate Powell!

TCAF Libraries & Education Day (June 17, 2022) is a virtual day of programming aimed at teachers, teacher-librarians, librarians, library workers, and people in similar roles who want to know more about incorporating comics and graphic novels into their collections and classrooms. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE.


Our Keynote Speaker Nate Powell (Save It For Later, Come Again, March) will speak about book challenges, the battle for information control, why we need to move from a reactive stance to actively participating in gaining control of how comics are defined and contextualized, how we can help keep comics in classrooms and libraries, and why comics are the most democratic mass storytelling medium.


Nate Powell (b. 1978, Little Rock, Arkansas) is the first cartoonist ever to win the National Book Award. He began self-publishing at age 14, and graduated from School of Visual Arts in 2000. His work includes the new graphic memoir/essay Save It For Later, Eisner-nominated Ozark horror tale Come Again, civil rights icon John Lewis' March trilogy, comics essay About Face, Two Dead, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, The Silence Of Our Friends, and Rick Riordan’s The Lost Hero. Powell’s work has also received a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, three Eisner Awards, two Ignatz Awards, four YALSA Great Graphic Novels For Teens selections, and two Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist selections. Powell has discussed his work at the United Nations, as well as on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, CNN, PBS, and Free Speech TV. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana and is currently creating a graphic adaptation of James Loewen’s Lies My Teacher Told Me (2023) as well as his next solo graphic novel, Fall Through (2024).

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