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Discovering Graphic Novels. A Resource for Teachers, Parents, and Students. Click mouse or press space bar to continue. Contents. What Are Graphic Novels? Do Graphic Novels Promote Literacy? Are Graphic Novels Suitable for the Young?

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Discovering Graphic Novels

A Resource for Teachers, Parents, and Students

Click mouse or

press space bar to continue.


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Contents

  • What Are Graphic Novels?

  • Do Graphic Novels Promote Literacy?

  • Are Graphic Novels Suitable for the Young?

  • Where Can I Find Reviews of Graphic Novels Suitable for Children?

  • Where Can I Find Reviews of Graphic Novels for Teens?

  • Where Can I Find Out More About Graphic Novels?


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Do Graphic Novels Promote Literacy?

  • Popular with reluctant readers – especially boys, a group traditionally difficult to reach.

  • Illustrations provide contextual clues for struggling readers.

  • Providing people with diverse reading materials is important.

  • Attractive to children - motivates them to read.

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What Are Graphic Novels?

  • A publishing format – books written and illustrated in the style of a comic book.

  • Narratives told in comic book form – from superheroes to serious issues.

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Are Graphic Novels Suitable for the Young?

  • Presently there are numerous graphic novels that are free of the characteristic violence, adult language, and sexually provocative images usually associated with the genre.

  • It is now possible to build a collection of graphic novels suited to your audience.

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Where Can I FindReviews of Graphic NovelsSuitable for Children?

  • Review graphic novels for kids at these Web sites: http://www.noflyingnotights.com/sidekicks/core.html

    and/or

    http://www.rationalmagic.com/Comics/KidFriendly.html

  • Review graphic novels for kids in the following periodicals:

    School Library Journal, Booklist, Library Media Connection, and Publishers Weekly.

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Where Can I Find Reviews of Graphic Novels for Teens?

  • Review graphic novels for teens at these Web sites:

    http://noflyingnotights.com

    and/or

    http://ala.org/ala/yalsa

  • Review graphic novels for teens in the following periodicals:

    School Library Journal, Voice of Youth Advocates, Library Media Connection, and Publishers Weekly.

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Where Can I Find OutMore About Graphic Novels?

Some people feel that graphic novels are not the “type of reading material” that will help young people grow as readers. If this is you, check out the following sites.

http://ublib.buffalo.edu/lml/comics/pages/

and

http://www.ala.org/ala/booklinksbucket/graphicnovelsforyounger.htm

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