"They will write folk songs about you for this."",Brad Ricca, author, ""Super Boys"" This is a story truly unprecedented in both children's literature and cultural history, inspiring not only this film but also a TED Talk, a segment on NPR's ""All Things Considered,"" standing-room-only talks at cultural centers and comic conventions, and coverage in mainstream media from the ""New York Times"" to ""The Today Show."" It is bringing librarians,and many others worldwide,to tears. No need to take my word for it; simply skim any five tweets here: http://www.noblemania.com/2017/12/most-humbling-batman-bill-tweetsposts.html.The film follows one author's nine-year campaign to correct a 76-year-old injustice despite experts saying the effort was futile. It vividly shows the power of a children's book to bring about real-world change BEYOND a love of reading,and in a way that hasn't been seen before.Librarians and other educators are using it for instruction because it portrays primary research as adventure accessible to all who have played hide and seek; the movie opens with the author engaging an assembly of students at an elementary school. The depth of the detective work the project involved stuns both adults and kids alike. Travis Jonker of ""School Library Journal"" (100 Scope Notes): ""From the first scene, I was all in. Nobleman's determination brought out a few different 'oh wow' revelations. The final scene had me smiling big."" (http://100scopenotes.com/2017/05/04/books-on-film-batman-bill/).It has been called the best documentary of the year, best film of the year, even best doc ever. The ""Boston Globe"" described it as ""'Citizen Kane' with a twist."" Another reaction: ""I feel like I just watched 'Rocky' for the first time.""Venues that have programmed a screening of the film followed by a spirited Q&A include the American Association of School Librarians conference, Virginia State Reading Association conference, State of Maryland International Reading Council conference, American School of Lima in Peru, Casablanca American School in Morocco, and Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts conference.The story takes every audience by surprise in the best way. It's guaranteed positive buzz onsite and online!
Running Time: 90 minutes
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: Now Showing
Cost: Included with full conference registration.