Why Graphic Novels? Five Practices to Transform Your Library

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Graphic novels are powerful! In a learning community, they can light up engagement while integrating and developing a variety of literacies—not to mention presenting a gateway genre to undiscovered readers shy to dive into denser texts. Whether you love graphic novels, have an aversion to speech bubbles, or simply haven’t had the opportunity to explore them, it’s hard to refute their value.

Watch this webinar with high school librarian Alicia Abdul and public librarian and author Jack Phoenix as they discuss how librarians can maximize their graphic novel collections as a transformative tool to renovate traditional practices, promote readership, and ignite collaboration.

This webinar looks at:

  • Key terminology of the genre
  • Best practices in collection development and design for your graphic novels, comics, and manga
  • Classroom collaboration, balancing student interest in the genre with curriculum requirements, and effective programming and teaching ideas
  • How to promote comics and graphic novels and engage in community partnerships that support their use in your curriculum
  • How to connect to the genre yourself and stay informed

Thank you for your interest in this webinar! Complimentary access has ended, but the video and PD certification quiz are available to School Library Connection subscribers here. Learn more about School Library Connection and sign up for a free preview here!