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History of graphic novels

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  • 1. GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR YOUNG ADULTS
  • 2. HISTORY OF GRAPHIC NOVELS
    • American comics - The Yellow Kid , 1895 by R.F. Outcault
    • Comic books -- 1930s
    • Patriotic comics -- 1940s
    • Conservative comics -- 1950s
    • Superheroes -- 1960s
    • Comic book conventions -- 1970s
    • Social outcast superheroes -- 1980s
    • Graphic novels -- 1990s
  • 3. GRAPHIC NOVELS AND READING
    • Assist poor readers
    • Connect with visual learners
    • Develop language arts skills
    • Encourage unmotivated readers
    • Convey educational messages
    • Stimulate readers to explore other literature
  • 4. VISUAL LITERACY
    • Increase comfort with non-text visual media
    • Understand a cinematic approach to storytelling
    • Interpret sequential art
    • Appreciate varied artistic styles
  • 5. APPEAL OF GRAPHIC NOVELS
    • Action
    • Powerful Images
    • Important Themes
    • Super-Hero as Modern Mythology
    • Variety
    • Enjoyment
  • 6. GRAPHIC NOVELS AND CREATIVITY
    • Appeal to gifted students
    • Encourage creation of original comics
    • Novelists, screenwriters, directors, illustrators as comic book fans
  • 7. CONCERNS
    • Negative feedback from parents, teachers, administrators
    • Junk literature
    • Portray violence, sexism, anti-social behavior, and other inappropriate messages
  • 8. FEATURED TITLES FOR SCHOOLS *Compiled by Robin Brenner Brookline Public Schools
    • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
    • The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam by Ann Marie Fleming
    • Stuck in the Middle:17 Stories from an Unpleasant Age by Various
    • United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation by J. Hennessy
    • Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis
    • War at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks
    • Bone Series by Jeff Smith
    • Castle Waiting by Linda Medley
  • 9. TITLES WITH STRONG FEMALE ROLE MODELS
    • Akiko
    • Castle Waiting
    • Courageous Princess
    • Give Me Liberty
    • Dignifying Science
    • The Tale of One Bad Rat
  • 10. REVIEWS AND RESOURCES *Compiled by Robin Brenner
    • Professional Reviews:
    • Booklist – February
    • Library Journal – Bi-monthly column
    • Publishers Weekly – Short articles regularly
    • SLJ – Reviews monthly
    • VOYA – “Graphically Speaking” review column bi-monthly
  • 11. LESSON PLANS
    • Comics in the Classroom
    • http://comicsintheclassroom.net
    • Teaching With Comics
    • http://www.flummery.com/teaching/
    • Teaching Comics
    • http://www.teachingcomics.org/
    • Bookshelf from Diamond Comics
    • http://bookshelfdiamondcomics.com/public/
  • 12. RECOMMENDED BOOKS
    • Understanding Manga and Anime by Robin Brenner
    • Getting Graphic! Comics for Kids by Michele Gorman
    • Getting Graphic! Using Graphic Novels to Promote Literacy with Preteens and Teens by Michele Gorman
    • Graphic Novels in Your Library and Media Center: A Definitive Guide by Allyson and Barry Lyga
    • Graphic Novels: A Genre Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More by Michael Pawuk
    • A Librarian’s Guide to Graphic Novels for Children and Tweens by David Serchay