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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

USA Today talks graphic novels

USA Today has a great article talking about the importance of graphic novels and comics books in helping to encourage positive reading experiences in and outside of the classroom and to increase school library participation.

From the article:

So the artists were taken aback when the librarians professed that they already were in love with comics and wanted more. "I'm like, 'Hello? Is there a gas leak in here?' " says Smith, the creator of Bone, the epic adventures of a trio of cartoon cousins. "We were used to being told comics are bad."

I can attest to this -- I remember being told I couldn't use Tales of the New Teen Titans: Cyborg for a book report in Grade 2 because it wasn't a real book. Nice to see over 20 years later, attitudes towards comics finally changing.

2 Comments:

  • Many librarians today love comic books :)

    By Blogger Anna, at 10:40 PM  

  • You should be in my class.

    A comic book report is required, as well as making your own mini comic.

    By Anonymous Jason, at 11:41 PM  

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