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    Emily Lauer

    In addition to being a contributor to the site, Emily Lauer is the Pubwatch Editor for WWAC. She teaches writing and literature at Suffolk County Community College where she studies comics, kids' books, adaptations and visual culture. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, daughter and dog.

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  • Raina Telgemeier’s “Guts” Has the Glory

    Raina Telgemeier’s “Guts” Has the Glory0

    Guts Raina Telgemeier Scholastic Graphix September 17, 2019 Well, Guts is excellent. It joins Telgemeier’s other graphic memoirs, Smile and Sisters, in telling one story of Raina’s youth in a focused but holistic way. In Smile, Telgemeier detailed the true story of a dental mishap and how it turned into a saga, not only in

  • Rereading and Rereading and Rereading

    Rereading and Rereading and Rereading0

    Do you reread? Maybe you want to spend a little more time in a beloved universe, or maybe you want to remind yourself who betrayed the duchess in book 3 of your favorite series before book 4 comes out next week? Whatever your reasons, they’re good ones! I love rereading, and I asked several WWAC

  • Breaking In! With Uncanny X-Men #237

    Breaking In! With Uncanny X-Men #2370

    Welcome to Breaking In!, a new series where one of our readers is given a random issue from a widely-read comic series that they’ve never gotten into before, or maybe have been intimidated by. Will they be hooked or will they hate it? ARE long comic runs difficult for new readers to pick up? Let’s

  • Picture Book Roundup: Book Expo America 2019

    Picture Book Roundup: Book Expo America 20190

    Every spring, publishers, authors, and agents display their latest and upcoming books for booksellers and librarians in the huge industry show Book Expo America. This year, as I wandered the vast book fields of the Javits Center, my attention was particularly arrested by the range of excellent picture books on offer, from the smallest independent