Graphic Novels provides a balanced look at a hot-button topic. Explore the history of graphic novels through such works as Art Spiegelman's Maus, Alan Moore's Watchmen, and Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. Learn about the importance of comic books politically and socially throughout the 20th century, as well as the introduction of manga and the changing role of these artistic works in the classroom. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills required by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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