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  • 1. 185 GraphicNovelsintheClassroomLanguageArts●Vol.85●No.3●January2008 Gene Yang Graphic Novels in the Classroom In this article, in what is one of the first-ever journal articles in graphic novel format, educator and graphic novel author Gene Yang makes a case for using graphic novels in classrooms. © 2007 Gene Yang LA_Jan2008.indd 185LA_Jan2008.indd 185 12/5/07 8:42:50 AM12/5/07 8:42:50 AM Copyright © 2008 by the National Council of Teachers of English. All rights reserved.
  • 2. GraphicNovelsintheClassroomLanguageArts●Vol.85●No.3●January2008 186 . Spiegelman, A. (2003). The complete Maus. New York: Penguin. LA_Jan2008.indd 186LA_Jan2008.indd 186 12/5/07 8:42:51 AM12/5/07 8:42:51 AM
  • 3. GraphicNovelsintheClassroom 187 LA_Jan2008.indd 187LA_Jan2008.indd 187 12/5/07 8:42:51 AM12/5/07 8:42:51 AM
  • 4. GraphicNovelsintheClassroomLanguageArts●Vol.85●No.3●January2008 188 LA_Jan2008.indd 188LA_Jan2008.indd 188 12/5/07 8:42:52 AM12/5/07 8:42:52 AM
  • 5. GraphicNovelsintheClassroom 189 LA_Jan2008.indd 189LA_Jan2008.indd 189 12/5/07 8:42:53 AM12/5/07 8:42:53 AM
  • 6. GraphicNovelsintheClassroomLanguageArts●Vol.85●No.3●January2008 190 Bibliographic information is provided in the order books are shown: O’Connor, G. (2006). Journey into Mohawk country. New York: First Second Books. • Guibert, E. (2006). Sardine in outer space (J. Sfar, Illus.). New York: First Second Books. • Trondheim, L. (2007). Tiny tyrant (F. Parme, Illus.). New York: First Second Books. • Faller, R. (2006). The adventures of Polo. New York: Roaring Book. • Runton, A. (2004). Owly: The way home & the bittersweet summer (vol. 1). Marietta, GA: Top Shelf. • Smith, J. (2005). Bone: Out from Boneville. New York: Scholastic/Graphix. • Renier, A. (2005). Spiral-bound. Marietta, GA: Top Shelf. • Siegel, S. C., & Siegel, M. (2006). To dance: A ballerina’s graphic novel. New York: Atheneum/Richard Jackson. • Crane, J. (2005). The clouds above. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics. LA_Jan2008.indd 190LA_Jan2008.indd 190 12/5/07 8:42:54 AM12/5/07 8:42:54 AM
  • 7. GraphicNovelsintheClassroom 191 Bibliographic information is provided in the order books are shown: Gravett, P. (2005). Graphic novels: Everything you need to know. New York: Collins Design. • Lyga, A., & Lyga, B. (2004). Graphic novels in your media center: A definitive guide. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited. • Cary, S. (2004). Going graphic: Comics at work in the multilingual classroom. Portsmouth, NH: Heine- mann. • McCloud, S. (1994). Understanding comics: The invisible art. New York: Harper Paperbacks. • Eisner, W. (1985). Comics and sequential art. Tamarac, FL: Poorhouse. LA_Jan2008.indd 191LA_Jan2008.indd 191 12/5/07 8:42:54 AM12/5/07 8:42:54 AM
  • 8. GraphicNovelsintheClassroomLanguageArts●Vol.85●No.3●January2008 192 Gene Yang teaches computer science at a high school in Oakland, California. He has written and published comic books and graphic novels since 1996. His most recent graphic novel, American Born Chinese, won the 2007 American Library Association’s Printz Award. LA_Jan2008.indd 192LA_Jan2008.indd 192 12/5/07 8:42:54 AM12/5/07 8:42:54 AM

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