Tag Archives: Graphic Novels

Graphic Novel Booklist & Resources

Thanks everyone who’s tuned in this month to discuss graphic novels and how we create empathy for diverse experiences in our young readers. Rebecca Parish wins this month’s giveaway of the fabulous GN The March. Below I’ve compiled a list of … Continue reading

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Review Wednesday: Skim by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki

There are a lot of amazing graphic novels that I would love to talk about but Skim, like The March, really makes you feel the experience of someone-probably-not-you. It builds empathy in readers for a novel situation, which is what I’ve been … Continue reading

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Interview w Andrew Aydin, Scripter of The March, Part I: How to Write a Graphic Novel if You Can’t Draw!

I’ve been traveling, but this interview is definitely worth the wait. Last week, I got to chat with Andrew Aydin, co-author of the amazing GN The March which I reviewed last week. (A copy of which is still very much up for grabs … Continue reading

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Review Wednesday: The March, Congressman John Lewis and the Civil Rights Movement (w Giveaway!)

This fairly spectacular Graphic Novel gave me the idea to talk this month about how we build empathy with our young readers for events completely outside their realm of experience. I picked it up because it’s going to be featured … Continue reading

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Awesome List of Female Graphic Novelists from YALSA

This list was published by YALSA this morning and I wanted to share it here. And again, there are several non-traditional stories here. We have a story set in Japan, a story about a tomboy, a story about a birthright … Continue reading

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Building Empathy: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Critical Literacy

I was asked by Teaching Tolerance to write an article about how educators can use graphic novels in the classroom to teach social justice issues. This will appear in their fall issue as a companion article to the piece that Andrew … Continue reading

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Books About Abusive Relationships

I am so bad about reviewing good books that I read. I have a whole stack of books that I have been meaning to talk about on here for ages and I seem to never get around to them. In … Continue reading

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