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Resources for Understanding and Using Graphic Novels in the Classroom
Graphic novels or nonfiction books in a graphic novel/comic format can be useful resources in the classroom. Here are some resources for teachers. Visit the sub-pages for sample titles in various subject areas.
Teaching Graphic Novels
Call Number: Kef Curr LB1631 .M588 2010
Harness the power of graphic novels to promote literacy and engage all secondary students with Teaching Graphic Novels by Katie Monnin! Has examples from graphic novels, professional resource suggestions, strategies that can be used with any graphic novel, cross-indexes of middle and high school graphic novels and themes, reproducibles, and extra support for English-language learners.
Manga High: Literacy, Identity, and Coming of Age in an Urban High School
Call Number: Kef LB1044.9.C59 B58 2009
Based on a four-year study, Manga High explores the convergence of literacy, creativity, social development, and personal identity in one of New York City's largest high schools. Since 2004, students at Martin Luther King, Jr., High School in Manhattan have been creating manga--Japanese comic books. They write the stories, design the characters, and publish their works in print and on the Internet. These students--African-American and Latino teenagers--are more than interested in the art and medium of manga. They have become completely engrossed in Japanese language, culture, and society. Manga High is highlighted by reproductions and content analysis of students' original art and writing. An appendix includes guidelines for educators on starting a comic book club.
Call Number: OSF stacks PN6710 .M335 1994
Praised throughout the cartoon industry by such luminaries as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner, this innovative comic book provides a detailed look at the history, meaning, and art of comics and cartooning.
Power of Comics
Call Number: OSF stacks PN6710 .D86 2009
Offers readers an understanding of the comics medium and its communication potential. This book deals with comic books and graphic novels. It focuses on comic books because in their longer form they have the potential for complexity of expression.