This is an awesome article that needs to be read by every school librarian, and English teacher which proves what we comic book lovers knew all along.
Written by Grant Goodman, 2/1/2015
As an English teacher, one of the most frequent requests I hear from parents is, “Can you get my son/daughter to stop reading so many comics and start reading real literature instead?”
Can we re-examine that question?
Did you just ask me to tell your child to STOP READING something he or she likes?
That’s a firm “No.”
No, I will not.
There is a generational gap that leads to the misunderstanding of comics and manga and graphic novels. For many of our current parents, comics are those 3 or 4 panel gags that run in the newspaper. Or they’re the classic, simple superhero tales that they grew out of.
The problem is that if you shut kids out of comics/graphic novels/manga, you’re turning them away from one of our best learning tools out there. Comics are the marriage of image and word. They…
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