Manga in Libraries

Manga in Libraries provides book lists, webinars, and resources for manga readership, manga collection development, manga programming, and more!


Experts discuss the importance of BIPOC representation in manga, BIPOC artists/authors, celebrating identity in libraries, book recommendations, and more…
Resources: BIPOC Representation
Book List: BIPOC Representation
Experts discuss the history of manga, readership and genres, translation and localization, age ratings, supply chain, resources, recommendations, and more…
Resources: Manga 101
Book List: Manga 101
Experts discuss how manga can support the social-emotional development of teens, finding community, titles for collection development, and more…
Resources: Social-Emotional Learning
Book List: Social-Emotional Learning
Experts discuss the LGBTQ+ community in Japan,
creating safe spaces and programs, titles for
collection development, and more…
Resources: The LGBTQ+ Community
Book List: The LGBTQ+ Community
Experts discuss spooky and scary myths and
legends, why readers like to be scared, titles for
collection development, and more...
Resources: Spooky & Scary Manga
Book List: Spooky & Scary Manga
Experts discuss the literary value of manga,
supporting the needs of all learners, titles
for book clubs, and more…
Resources: Supporting All Learners
Book List: Supporting All Learners
Experts discuss manga challenges and censorship,
tips for collection development, titles worth
defending, and more…
Resources: Defending the Collection
Book List: Defending the Collection
Experts discuss building a library culture, hosting
manga and anime programming, popular
manga and anime series, and more…
Resources: Manga and Anime Programming
Book List: Manga and Anime Programming
Experts discuss the social context of gender expectations in Japan, sexuality and fanservice in manga, titles with positive representation, and more…
Resources: Representation of Girls and Women
Book List: Representation of Girls and Women
Experts discuss the importance of including manga
in the collection, suggestions for purchasing, resources
for collection development, and more…
Resources: Why Manga?
Book List: Why Manga?

Book List: Best & Worst Manga 2021

Established April 2021