Essential Links

Graphic Novels

From AASL Essential Links

Get Graphic! The World in Words and Pictures Resources for educators and for librarians are included, as well as a list of suggested titles. This is a comprehensive site funded by a Family Literacy Library Services grant from the New York State Library, New York State Education Department and assisted by several libraries.

Getting Started with Graphic Novels Haynes, E. (2009, February). Library Media Connection. Background, terminology, selection issues and additional resources are included here.

The Graphic Novel Reporter This segment from Bookreporter.com is continually updated and includes readers advisory, awards, opinion pieces,suggestions for use, and additional resources.

Graphic Novels in Schools and Libraries From the Internet Public Library, this site includes the history of these books, as well as links to additional resources.

Karp, J. (2011) The Case for Graphic Novels in Education American Libraries. Includes a sample lesson, as well as information on the sequential art form.

Karp, J.(2011)Graphic Novels in Your School Library ALA Editions. The table of contents is included here, as well as a sample reading from the book.

Using Graphic Novels with Children and Teens Lesson plan from Scholastic.

YALSA's Graphic Novel List 2013 list presented by YALSA at Midwinter 2013. Lists from previous years are available as well.


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Elementary Resources

Bitz, M. (2010) When Commas Meet Kryptonite: Classroom Lessons from the Comic Book Project. New York: Teacher’s College Press, Columbia University. ISBN 0807750654. This book offers ideas on the creative incorporation of comic books in a classroom's daily activities, as well as adaptable lesson plans and ideas on organizing a comic book club.

Brenner, Robin. (2007) Understanding Manga and Anime. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited. ISBN 978-1-59158-332-5. Do you need assistance with the selection of anime and manga for your school library? This book offers a history of these books, as well as information on trends in their evolution, ideas for marketing and promotion, and lists of classic titles.

Carter, J. Bucky. (2007) Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page,Panel by Panel. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English. ISBN 978-0-8141-0392-0. This title offers suggestions on pairing classic titles with graphic novels in order to improve student understanding and learning.

Cary, S. (2004) Going Graphic: Comics at Work in the Multilingual Classroom. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann. ISBN 978-0-325-00475-4. Working with English language learners? Try using a type of book that will appeal to and engage them right away - graphic novels!

Cornog, Martha. & Perper, Timothy.(2009) Graphic Novels Beyond the Basics: Insights and Issues for Libraries. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, Imprint of ABC-CLIO. ISBN 978-1-59158-478-0. Included here are a chronology of the development of graphic novels, core lists of recommended titles, and information on additional print and media resources.

Frey, N. & Fisher D. (2008) Teaching Visual Literacy: Using Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Anime, Cartoons, and More to Develop Comprehension and Thinking Skills. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. ISBN 9781412953122. This text includes background information and research on the use of graphic novels, as well as sample lessons to use with students.

Goldsmith, Francisca. (2005) Graphic Novels Now: Building, Managing, and Marketing a Dynamic Collection. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. ISBN 978-0-8389-0904-1. This guide for library staff includes tips on creating a graphic novel collection, suggestions for marketing that collection, and programming ideas.

Goldsmith, Francisca. (2010)Readers’ Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. ISBN 978-0-8389-1008-5. Included here are suggested reading lists, professional tools, and ideas for library patrons' readers' advisory.

Kan, Kat. (2010) Graphic Novels and Comic Books The Reference Shelf. New York: H.W. Wilson Company. ISBN 978-0824211004. This selection offers essays on the topic of graphic novels, as well as a history of this type of literature.

Miller, Stephen. (2005) Developing and Promoting Graphic Novel Collections. New York: Neal- Schuman Publishers, Inc. ISBN 978-1555704612. An overview of graphic novels, this title includes the history of graphic novels,discussion of the various categories of these books, and information on collection development - acquisition, cataloging, and promotion.

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Secondary Resources

Bakis, Maureen. (2012) The Graphic Novel Classroom: Powerful Teaching and Learning with Images. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Corwin Press. ISBN 9781412936842 This guide for secondary teachers offers suggestions for incorporating graphic novels into the classroom.

Bitz, M.(2010) When Commas Meet Kryptonite: Classroom Lessons from the Comic Book Project. New York: Teacher’s College Press, Columbia University. ISBN ISBN 0807750654. This book offers ideas on the creative incorporation of comic books in a classroom's daily activities, as well as adaptable lesson plans and ideas on organizing a comic book club.

Brenner, Robin. (2007) Understanding Manga and Anime. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited. ISBN 978-1-59158-332-5. Do you need assistance with the selection of anime and manga for your school library? This book offers a history of these books, as well as information on trends in their evolution, ideas for marketing and promotion, and lists of classic titles.

Carter, J. Bucky. (2007) Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page,Panel by Panel. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English. ISBN 978-0-8141-0392-0. This title offers suggestions on pairing classic titles with graphic novels in order to improve student understanding and learning.

Cary, S. (2004)Going Graphic: Comics at Work in the Multilingual Classroom. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann. ISBN 978-0-325-00475-4. Working with English language learners? Try using a type of book that will appeal to and engage them right away - graphic novels!

Cornog, Martha. & Perper, Timothy. (2009) Graphic Novels Beyond the Basics: Insights and Issues for Libraries. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, Imprint of ABC-CLIO. ISBN 978-1-59158-478-0. Included here are a chronology of the development of graphic novels, core lists of recommended titles, and information on additional print and media resources.

Frey, N. & Fisher D. (2008) Teaching Visual Literacy: Using Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Anime, Cartoons, and More to Develop Comprehension and Thinking Skills. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. ISBN 9781412953122. This text includes background information and research on the use of graphic novels, as well as sample lessons to use with students.

Gavigan, K.W. & Tomasevich, M. (2011) Connecting Comics to Curriculum: Strategies for Grades 6-12. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited. ISBN 978-1-59884-768-0. This book is a must-have for teachers and librarians who seek to develop a graphic-novel collection that is curriculum based and also of high quality and interest for students.

Goldsmith, Francisca. (2005) Graphic Novels Now: Building, Managing, and Marketing a Dynamic Collection. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. ISBN 978-0-8389-0904-1. This guide for library staff includes tips on creating a graphic novel collection, suggestions for marketing that collection, and programming ideas.

Goldsmith, Francisca. (2010) Readers’ Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. ISBN 978-0-8389-1008-5. ncluded here are suggested reading lists, professional tools, and ideas for library patrons' readers' advisory.

Kan, Kat. (2010) Graphic Novels and Comic Books The Reference Shelf. New York: H.W. Wilson Company. ISBN 978-0824211004 This selection offers essays on the topic of graphic novels, as well as a history of this type of literature.

Miller, Stephen.(2005) Developing and Promoting Graphic Novel Collections. New York: Neal- Schuman Publishers, Inc. ISBN 978-1555704612. An overview of graphic novels, this title includes the history of graphic novels,discussion of the various categories of these books, and information on collection development - acquisition, cataloging, and promotion.

Monnin, Katie. (2010) Teaching Graphic Novels: Practical Strategies for the Secondary ELA Classroom. Gainesville, FL: Maupin House. ISBN 978-1-934338-40-7. Interest all of your secondary students in reading - with graphic novels! This books includes title and theme suggestions, as well as professional resource ideas and reproducibles.


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Websites

Comic Books: Internet Resources – University of Buffalo Library Collection of online resources from the University of Buffalo's library.

Comics in Education From Gene Yang, this is the online version of his master's degree final project on the use of comics in education.

Comics in the Classroom Scott Tingley maintains this website and also a blog called Comics in the Classroom.

Graphic Classroom Chris Wilson offers reviews on a variety of graphic novels and their usefulness and appropriateness for various educational levels.

Graphic Novel Reporter Comprehensive site from bookreporter.com.

Graphic Novel Resources From Sterg Botzakis, an assistant professor of adolescent literacy at the University of Tennessee.

Graphic novels for Libraries’ listserv A Yahoo groups listserv for lovers and readers of graphic novels.

Great Graphic Novels for Teens - YALSA Recommended graphic novels from ALA's Young Adult Library Services Association.

Librarian’s Guide to Anime and Manga Insights for librarians as they make decisions about the anime and mange to include in their collections.

My Comic Shop – Browse by Graphic Novel Publisher An exhaustive collection of graphic novels offerings, arranged by publisher.

No Flying! No Tights! Graphic novel review website.

Reading with Pictures Website of a nonprofit organization that advocates the use of graphic novels in the classroom.


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