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Graphic Novels[1]

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

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