Dark Horse will publish CBLDF Presents Manga:  Introduction, Challenges, and Best Practices, an authoritative guide for librarians, educators, and parents, this summer, for release to the trade in December.  The book will first be seen at the American Library Association Annual Conference this weekend in Chicago and at Anime Expo in Los Angeles next week. 

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund organized the handbook with a grant from the Gaiman Foundation.  It covers the history of manga, its demographic segments, key creators, and the challenges of the North American market.   

CBLDF Presents Manga is edited by Melinda Beasi of Manga Bookshelf, with contributions from Manga Bookshelf columnist Sean Gaffney, Vertical’s Ed Chavez, Erica Friedman of Yuricon and ALC Publishing, Shaenon Garrity of Viz Media and Otaku USA, and Robin Brenner and Katherine Dacey of School Library Journal