Jesse Karp

Jesse Karp has been a school librarian at LREI (Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School), one of Manhattan’s oldest independent schools, for more than 10 years. He works with students across the curriculum, from beginning readers to high school students, with all kinds of material, including graphic novels. He regularly reviews graphic novels and picture books for Booklist and contributes to the magazine’s yearly graphic novel best list roundup, as well as having written articles for Book Links and American Libraries. He has delivered seminars on the sequential art form at Pratt Institute and Queens College and teaches a graduate course about the history and analysis of the form at Pratt. He has served as a graphic novel panelist at Book Expo America for two years running and served on YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens committee from 2009 to 2012. He co-created the education webcomic “Dr. Lollipop” and is the author of the young adult novel Those That Wake, which is set in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.  His website is Beyond Where You Stand.

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