Diamond Reflects on the International Literacy Association Conference

The International Literacy Association (ILA) is a global advocacy and membership organization of more than 300,000 literacy educators, researchers, and experts across 84 countries. With more than 60 years of experience, ILA has set the standard for how literacy is defined, taught, and evaluated.

The 2017 ILA annual conference was held in Orlando this past July. Hosting a wide variety of workshops, panels, discussions, and signings, ILA was home to thousands of professionals over the July weekend seeking to learn new ways of providing literacy advances for their communities. Diamond Book Distributors was pleased to display in the exhibit hall during ILA via Publisher Spotlight. For a full list of titles displayed at the conference, see below.

Image Comics
9781632159410, $14.99
Camp Midnight
Image Comic
9781632155559, $16.99
Howtoons: Tools of Mass Construction
Image Comics
9781632151018, $17.99
Oddly Normal Book 3 
Image Comics
9781632156921, $9.99
Pix: One Weirdest Weekend
Image Comics
9781534301405. $12.99
Tea Dragon Society
Oni Press
9781620104415, $17.99
T is for Tardis
Penguin Group (UK)
9781405929981, $9.99
Black History in Its Own Words
Image Comics
9781534301535, $16.99
Little Tails in the Forest
Magnetic Press
9781942367253, $14.99
Princeless Vol 1: Save Yourself
Action Lab Entertainment
9781939352545, $11.99
Grumpy Cat & Pokey
Dynamite Entertainment
9781524100049, $12.99
Another Castle: Grimoire
Oni Press
9781620103111, $15.99
Princess Princess Ever After
Oni Press
9781620103401, $12.99
Lucky Penny
Oni Press
9781620102879, $19.99
Doctor Who Companion's Companion
Penguin Group (UK)
9781405929691, $14.99
Love: The Lion
Magnetic Press
9781942367093, $17.99
Ocean of Secrets Vol 1
9781427857149, $10.99
Beauty & The Beast: Manga 2-in-1 Edition
9781427857170, $15.99


Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook
Blast off into a galaxy of adventure with the Starfinder Roleplaying Game! This massive 560-page hardcover rulebook is the essential centerpiece of the Starfinder Roleplaying Game, with rules for character creation, magic, gear, and more—everything you need to play Starfinder as either a player or Game Master! >>
Paper Girls Volume 3 Paper Girls Volume 3
Image Comics
Newspaper deliverers Erin, Mac and Tiffany finally reunite with their long-lost friend KJ in an unexpected new era, where the girls must uncover the secret origins of time travel... or risk never returning home to 1988. >>
Monstress Volume 2: The Blood Monstress Volume 2: The Blood
Image Comics
Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power. >>
Saga Volume 7 Saga Volume 7
Image Comics
From the worldwide bestselling team of FIONA STAPLES and BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, “The War for Phang” is an epic, self-contained SAGA event! Finally reunited with her ever-expanding family, Hazel travels to a war-torn comet that Wreath and Landfall have been battling over for ages. >>
Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 47 Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 47
Gemstone Publishing
One of the most influential comic book artists ever, Jim Steranko, brings his compelling mastery of the art form to the cover of the book that has been the Bible of serious collectors, dealers and enthusiasts since 1970!  >>
Walking Dead Volume 27: The Whisperer War Walking Dead Volume 27: The Whisperer War
Image Comics
The time has come. The forces are aligning. The war has begun! Has Rick brought about the demise of everything he's built? Or will he triumph once again? Know this... there will be a cost. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #157-162. >>
Rick and Morty Volume 1 Rick and Morty Volume 1
Oni Press
Based on the hilarious animated show RICK & MORTY by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, depraved genius Rick Sanchez embarks on insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty across the universe and across time. >>
Atomic Blonde: The Coldest City Atomic Blonde: The Coldest City
Oni Press
MI6 spy Lorraine Broughton was sent to Berlin to investigate the death of another agent, and the disappearance of a list revealing every spy working there. She found a powder keg of mistrust, assassinations and bad defections that ended with the murder of MI6's top officer, as the Berlin Wall was torn down. >>
Disney Manga: Descendants Rotten to the Core Trilogy Volume 1 Disney Manga: Descendants Rotten to the Core Trilogy Volume 1
The children of the most frightening Disney villains (VKs) are invited to attend the elite academy of Auradon Prep to learn to be good. But Mal, Evie, Jay & Carlos have a sneaky plan to steal the fairy godmother’s wand to rescue their parents from exile. >>
Murder Ballads Murder Ballads
Z2 Comics
Convinced that the brothers are the key to his salvation, Nate's desperate to make an album with them before someone else - but he needs money. Money he doesn't have and can't get through any conventional means. So he persuades Donny and Marvell to join him in a crazy scheme to raise the funds needed to produce their record.  >>