I'm not sure what this means, but as of 9:04 Mountain Time on May 20, 2010, Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel is listed in the "Bestseller" section of NCTE's books pages!
I have lots of things I want to say about this -- after all, it's been over 3 years since the book's publication, so I've had some time for reflection -- but I just ain't sure what to make of this.
Is this status ever-changing like Amazon'com's rankings (highest ranking I ever saw for BLCWGN:PBP,PNP?: 12,000)? Has the book been on the list for a while now, or did my ego search (hey, we've been sick at Casa Carter all week. I needed a pick-me-up) hit at the right time? I definitely think NCTE should send authors an e-mail once their book hits bestseller status if not.
Till I know more -- and I may just choose to remain blissfully ignorant on this -- I'll just consider this a happy accomplishment and leave it at that.
***Oh, one more thing: I haven't required the text for a course since Spring of 2009, so it's not just my students buying all these copies. ;)
***One more thing: That last statement reminds me that I should thank everyone who has purchased the book or used it in your classes. THANKS!!!!!!