Magazine article American Libraries

From the 2017 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition

Magazine article American Libraries

From the 2017 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition

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"When I die, I may not go to heaven; I don't know if they let cartoonists in. If they don't, just bury me in the library; The library is as close to heaven as I've been."

LYNDA BARRY, to the tune of Tanya Tucker's version of "Texas (When I Die)," at the American Library Association (ALA) Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants Reception, June 24. in Chicago.

"I owe my living, my life, my passion to librarians and public libraries."

PASCAL MERIAUX, head of the Amiens (France) Comics Resource Center and Festival and the French Comics Association, during "Graphic Novel Friday Forum," June 23.

"I'm only standing here today because librarians saw something in me that I didn't see in myself."

RESHMA SAUJANI, founder of Girls Who Code, during the Opening General Session, June 23.

"CAN I JUST SAY, HANGING OUT WITH A FEW THOUSAND LIBRARIANS IS A NICE WAY TO SPEND THE DAY."

BILL McKIBBEN, author and environmentalist, on Twitter after his session, June 24.

"Libraries are where so many queer people actually find themselves and find validation of feelings they haven't quite expressed verbally until they've read it in a book. …

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