♥ Book Title : Graphic Novels Now
☯ Full Synopsis : "By focusing on monographic works in a practical, in-depth professional discussion, this guide helps librarians grapple with the details of a growing genre and customer base that rarely fits into an easy model. With advocacy, the author identifies best practices to incorporate graphic novels into library collections from start to finish."Article| Francisca Goldsmith| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : 101 Outstanding Graphic Novels
☯ Full Synopsis : "The popular primer on the best graphic novels, initially called The 101 Best Graphic Novels, is back in its third updated edition. Expert librarian Stephen Weiner—with the crowdsourcing help of professionals in the field, from artists to critics to leading comic store owners—has sifted through the bewildering thousands of graphic novels now available to come up with an outstanding, not-to-be-missed 101. With an all-encompassing variety of genres, including both fiction and nonfiction, this serves as a great introduction to this increasingly influential world of pop culture and entertainment while also serving as a reference list for fans on what they may have possibly overlooked."Article| Stephen Weiner| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Teaching Graphic Novels
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Harness the power of graphic novels to promote literacy and engage all secondary students with Teaching Graphic Novels by Katie Monnin! Address print-text and image literacies, from navigating text features to creating standards-based lessons on reading comprehension, fiction/nonfiction, written response, critical thinking, and media literacy. Complete with examples from graphic novels, professional resource suggestions, strategies that can be used with any graphic novel, cross-indexes of middle and high school graphic novels and themes, reproducibles, and extra support for English-language learners. Teaching Graphic Novels was a finalist for both the 2009 ForeWord Education Book of the Year and the 2010 AEP Distinguished Achievement Award in the 6-8 Curriculum and Instruction category!""Article| Katie Monnin| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives
☯ Full Synopsis : "To say that graphic novels, comics, and other forms of sequential art have become a major part of popular culture and academia would be a vast understatement. Now an established component of library and archive collections across the globe, graphic novels are proving to be one of the last kinds of print publications actually gaining in popularity. Full of practical advice and innovative ideas for librarians, educators, and archivists, this book provides a wide-reaching look at how graphic novels and comics can be used to their full advantage in educational settings. Topics include the historically tenuous relationship between comics and librarians; the aesthetic value of sequential art; the use of graphic novels in library outreach services; collection evaluations for both American and Canadian libraries; cataloging tips and tricks; and the swiftly growing realm of webcomics."Article| Robert G. Weiner| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Write Your Own Graphic Novel
☯ Full Synopsis : "Describes how to craft believable characters and intense plots, along with satisfying beginnings, middles, and endings."Article| Natalie M. Rosinsky| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Wham! Teaching with Graphic Novels Across the Curriculum
☯ Full Synopsis : "Graphic novels are an excellent medium to motivate todays youth to become independent learners and thinkers. This practical guide shows secondary school teachers how to incorporate graphic novels into content area instruction as a tool for meeting the needs of diverse learners and achieving the goals of the Common Core State Standards. The authors provide instructional guidelines with classroom examples that demonstrate how graphic novels can be used to expand content knowledge and literacy in science, social studies, math, and English/language arts. Teachers will appreciate the books specific suggestions for selecting graphic novels and for employing responsive practices that will build students reading, writing, speaking, listening, and media competencies. The range and complexity of graphic novels being published right now is simply amazing to me. . . . They are part of what should be a balanced array of texts that all can read, enjoy, and learn from. In this volume, the authors point to this proliferation, as well as the educative potential of graphic novels. After reading its pages, I feel others will agree with me that they have done an excellent job pointing out how graphic novel creators such as Jim Ottaviani and Larry Gonick communicate much about history, science, and mathematics while also making connections to comprehension and thinking skills that accompany both literacy and content-specific learning. From the Foreword by Stergios Botzakis, assistant professor of adolescent literacy in the Theory and Practice in Teacher Education Department at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville The authors have set forth on a task I feel long is overduconnecting the literacy potential of graphic novels to the content areas. This book is a wonderful contribution to the field of content area literacy studies. Michael D. Boatright, assistant professor, Department of English, Western Carolina University Book Features: Advice for selecting and evaluating graphic novels. Teaching strategies for each of the four major content domains. Guidance for aligning instruction with the Common Core State Standards. A list of educational graphic novels organized by content area. Study group questions.And more! William G. Brozo is a professor of literacy in the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and author of RTI and the Adolescent Reader. Gary Moorman is professor emeritus at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Carla K. Meyer is an assistant professor in the Reading Education and Special Education Department at Appalachian State University."Article| William G. Brozo| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom
☯ Full Synopsis : "Sequential art combines the visual and the narrative in a way that readers have to interpret the images with the writing. Comics make a good fit with education because students are using a format that provides active engagement. This collection of essays is a wide-ranging look at current practices using comics and graphic novels in educational settings, from elementary schools through college. The contributors cover history, gender, the use of specific graphic novels, practical application and educational theory. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here."Article| Carrye Kay Syma| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Graphic Novels
☯ Full Synopsis : "Graphic novels, long stories told in comics format, have enjoyed the fastest-growing sales of any category of book in the U.S. over the last four years. This modern renaissance of comics has produced a library of substantial works, whose subjects are not confined to superheroes or fantasy but are as varied and sophisticated as the best films and literature. Graphic Novels presents an accessible, entertaining, and highly illustrated guide to the diversity of contemporary comics in book form. Featuring striking graphics and explanatory extracts from a wide range of graphic novels, the book examines the specific language of the comics medium; the history and pioneers of the form; recent masterpieces from Art Spiegelman's Maus to Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan; the impact of Japanese manga and European albums translated into English; how artists have overcome prejudices towards the genre; and the ambitious range of themes and issues artists are addressing, including childhood, war and survival, politics, the future, sexuality, and the supernatural."Article| Paul Gravett| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Teaching the Graphic Novel
☯ Full Synopsis : "Graphic novels are now appearing in a great variety of courses: composition, literature, drama, popular culture, travel, art, translation. The thirty-four essays in this volume explore issues that the new art form has posed for teachers at the university level. Among the subjects addressed are * terminology (graphic narrative vs. sequential art, comics vs. comix) * the three outstanding comics-producing cultures today: the American, the Japanese (manga), and the Franco-Belgian (the bande dessinée) * the differences between the techniques of graphic narrative and prose narrative,and between the reading patterns for each * the connections between the graphic novel and film * the lives of the new genre's practitioners (e.g., Robert Crumb, Harvey Pekar) * women's contributions to the field (e.g., Lynda Barry) * how the graphic novel has been used to probe difficult moments in history (the Holocaust, 9/11), deal with social and racial injustice, and voice political satire * postmodernism in the graphic novel (e.g., in the work of Chris Ware) * how the American superhero developed in the Depression and World War II * comix and the 1960s counterculture * the challenges of teaching graphic novels that contain violence and sexual content The volume concludes with a selected bibliography of the graphic novel and sequential art."Article| Stephen Ely Tabachnick| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels [2 volumes]
☯ Full Synopsis : "The most comprehensive reference ever compiled about the rich and enduring genre of comic books and graphic novels, from their emergence in the 1930s to their late-century breakout into the mainstream. • Includes over 330 entries on comic books and their creators • Presents the work of 80 contributors—accomplished academics and librarians who are also fans of comic books and graphic novels • Offers selected bibliographic listings with the entries • Provides a comprehensive index of artists, writers, works, characters, genres, and themes"Article| M. Keith Booker| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Marvel Graphic Novels and Related Publications
☯ Full Synopsis : "This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel’s mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication’s title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis. One appendix provides a comprehensive alphabetical index of Marvel and Marvel–related publications to 2005, while two other appendices provide selected lists of Marvel–related game books and unpublished Marvel titles."Article| Robert G. Weiner| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Jack and the Beanstalk
☯ Full Synopsis : "Presents a graphic novel version of the story of a boy who climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk where he uses his quick wits to outsmart a giant and make his and his mother's fortune."Article| B. A. Hoena| Statement ..."