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Young Readers: Reviews of Nightlights and The Best We Could Do

Time Codes: 00:00:26 – Introduction 00:02:47 – Setup of the reviews and interview 00:05:29 – Nightlights 00:26:13 – The Best We Could Do 00:58:56 – Interview with Thi Bui 01:42:29 – Wrap up 01:43:20 – Contact us Conflicts, Ghosts, and Art On this

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Young Readers: Reviews of Bats: Learning to Fly and NewsPrints

Time Codes: 00:00:27 – Introduction 00:03:08 – Introducing Paul Lai as new YR cohost 00:04:50 – A farewell message from Andy Wolverton 00:07:12 – Bats: Learning to Fly 00:31:39 – NewsPrints 01:00:37 – Wrap up 01:01:11 – Contact us Changes The Comics Alternative extends

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Young Readers: The Best of 2016

Great Minds… Gwen and Andy both are astounded that the end of the year is almost upon them, and with that in mind, they’ve picked their favorite books of 2016 for young readers. The Two People with PhDs each picked

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Young Readers: A Publisher Spotlight on First Second Books

Time Codes: 00:25 – Introduction 02:50 – Context for the First Second spotlight 05:56 – Brief mention of Mighty Jack 06:56 – Varmints 11:46 – Quirk’s Quest: Into the Outlands 27:52 – Bera the One-Headed Troll 39:18 – The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo

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Young Readers: Reviews of The Backstagers #1 and Snow White

Time Codes: 00:27 – Introduction 03:22 – Context for listeners 06:02 – The controversy surrounding Ghosts 30:26 – The Backstagers #1 39:29 – Show White 58:21 – Wrap up 58:45 – Contact us Discussions, Old and New This episode of the Young Readers show begins with a special

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Young Readers: Reviews of Mighty Jack and Ghosts

  Time Codes: 00:26 – Introduction 03:33 – Announcement: the Young Readers series’ one-year anniversary! 06:51 – Might Jack 22:26 – Ghosts 45:17 – Wrap up 45:37 – Contact us All happy families…? Although some kids may not be so excited to

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Young Readers: Reviews of Compass South, Secret Coders: Paths and Portals, and Level Up

Pairings This month, Andy and Gwen discuss a three graphic novels for young readers that are written by pairs of comics creators. Compass South (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) brings together Hope Larson (Chiggers; A Wrinkle in Time) with Rebecca Mock,

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Young Readers: A Special Look at the 2016 Eisner Awards

And the Winners Are… On this special episode of the Young Readers edition of The Comics Alternative, Gwen and Andy take a look at the 2016 Eisner Awards, both the nominees and the winners, in each of the three young readers categories.

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Young Readers: Reviews of Musnet, Bird Boy Vol. 1, and Poppy! and the Lost Lagoon

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Big Blue Marble This month, Gwen and Andy take listeners on a worldwide tour featuring adventures of various cultures in three books: Musnet: The Mouse of Monet by Kickliy (Uncivilized Books/Odod), Anne Szabla’s Bird Boy

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Young Readers: Reviews of Hippopotamister and Camp Midnight

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Disguises This month’s show includes a review of two recently released graphic novels, John Patrick Green’s Hippopotamister (First Second) and Steven T. Seagle and Jason Adam Katzenstein’s Camp Midnight (Image Comics), as well as interviews Andy conducted

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Young Readers: Reviews of Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Alamo All-Stars, The Nameless City, and Paper Girls, Vol. 1

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Of Conflicts and Outsiders This month on The Comics Alternative‘s Young Readers series, the Two Hep Cats with PhDs Talking about Comics review three new releases that are different in terms of setting and genre, but

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Young Readers: Reviews of Rust: The Boy Soldier, Sweaterweather and Other Short Stories, and Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Healthy Reading This month, both Gwen and Andy are battling colds, so it’s “Two sick people with PhDs talking about comics for young readers!” But there’s nothing unhealthy about the three comics Gwen and Andy

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