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In recognition of our rapidly aging population, this site compiles illustrated materials (including picture books, graphic novels, comic books, and other heavily illustrated materials) that depict older adults and older age, documenting how a variety of illustrated works depict the aging process and issues associated with later life as well as the social and cultural trends and commentaries these resources evoke. We hope for this tool to help librarians (amongst others) develop collections and activities that will serve to question and challenge the stereotypical and often ageist narratives that surrounds aging and older age.

This site and our research is made possible by funding from the American Library Association’s Carnegie Whitney Grant.

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