Graphic Novels in Your School Library (Google eBook)
Many educators now agree that graphic novels inform as well as entertain, and to dismiss the educational potential of the graphic novel is to throw away a golden opportunity to reach out to young readers. This dynamic book takes a look at the term "graphic novel," how the format has become entwined in our culture, and the ways in which graphic novels can be used in the library and in the classroom. To set those unfamiliar with the format at ease, graphic novel expert Karp Introduces the history, the symbols, and the conventions of the form Provides annotated lists of core titles to help K-12 librarians build their collections Offers lesson plans that use graphic novels to impart facts and enliven discussion on everything from life skills and dating to history A one-stop resource which keeps the school library firmly at center stage, this eye-opening book will change your view of graphic novels.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
Any graphic novel readers in your school? You? Your small group of confidants for this genre? There have been many books about graphic novels in the past decade. I like this one because it is not only readable by the teacher librarian, but can easily be handed to your confidant group for reading and discussion when you have your face to face or online discussions. These authors tour the field giving examples with illustrations, showing how various sub-genres such as manga are constructed and they know their stuff. For young people in middle and high school who are content creators, this is a good read for background talk about the hows and whys. There are two excellent bibliographies, one for middle and the other for high school to use as a tool for your teen selectors who help you make the purchase decisions. Woth the investment to keep up and share with your teens.
Review: Graphic Novels in Your School LibraryUser Review - JD Holman - Goodreads
This is a good book is you need to learn more about graphic novels or defend your library's choice to have graphic novels in the collection. There are lists of good graphic novels for every grade, as ... Read full review