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Columnist Anastasia Betts of Graphic Novels 101 looks at the use of comics in the classroom, and shares her experience as an educator helping teachers embrace sequential art as a teaching tool. The...
I too share the author's ire that we are still having to defend the use of comics in the classroom. The theory is that things have changed - both the comics and the classrooms. In practice, however, we still have a lot to do in the classroom in terms of inviting the comics medium in.
Normandy starts with the planning of the invasion, moving into its execution, and even includes what came afterward, what was done to hold the ground gained. It culminates with the Allies arriving in Paris.
“This isn’t a book about torture, it’s a book in which torture occurs. I think it’s important to consider the book as a whole, and not fixate on a particular image—that image will look different when regarded as part of the story than when taken on its own. The question I would be asking is whether the story is told in a way that seventh graders can understand. I can’t answer that, but the Chicago curriculum committee said yes, at least initially.” (Brigid Alverson, School Library Journal)
The winners of the Cybils (Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards—should’t that be the CYABLAs?) were announced last week, and although there are only two graphic novel categories, three graphic novels took the honors.
"Comics Down Under is devoted to the history of Australian comic books, from the 1930s and 40s to the present day. Each installment looks at a different aspect of Australian comics' history, ranging from landmark characters and their creators, to profiles of publishing companies and interviews with current Australian comic writers and artists."