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Graphic Novels in Your Library


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Many educators now agree that graphic novelsinform as well as entertain, and to dismiss theeducational potential of the graphic novel isto throw away a golden opportunity to reachout to young readers. This dynamic book takesa look at the term graphic novel, how theformat has become entwined in our culture, and the ways in which graphic novels can beused in the library and in the classroom. Toset those unfamiliar with the format at ease, graphic novel expert Karp Introduces the history, the symbols, andthe conventions of the form Provides annotated lists of core titles tohelp K-12 librarians build their collections Offers lesson plans that use graphic novelsto impart facts and enliven discussion oneverything from life skills and dating tohistoryA one-stop resource which keeps the schoollibrary firmly at center stage, this eye-openingbook will change your view of graphic novels.

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Karp, a school librarian and educator, shows K-12 teachers and librarians how and when to use graphic novels in the library and classroom. He defines the form and differences from comic books and manga, and details its history, symbols, and conventions; annotated lists of core titles for preschool through eighth grade, grades nine through 12, and specific curricular uses; and lesson plans and activities for different subjects, programs, projects, classes, and courses. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Karp, Jesse
American Library Association
Reference-Bibliography and Library Science
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Reference » Bibliography and Library Science » School Media

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