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Rationales for Teaching Graphic Novels
Rationales for Teaching Graphic Novels
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Rationales for Teaching Graphic Novels

Graphic novels can sometimes face an uphill battle for legitimacy in school libraries and classrooms. Their perceived novelty and resurgence in popularity, as well as several recent cases of attempted censorship by parents and libraries, seem to make them even more suspect than other young-adult titles. Rationales for Teaching Graphic Novels was created to help educators and librarians provide support for the use and inclusion of comics, graphic novels, and manga in the secondary classroom, particularly in the English language arts classroom, and in school and class libraries. Included on the CD are an explanatory introduction, a genre guide and title list, and more than 100 rationales for graphic novels from almost every genre the form supports: journalism, science fiction, fantasy, slice-of-life realism, superhero, murder mystery, and those that combine genres. Rationales are presented in alphabetical order and include all the information necessary to decide whether a certain work is

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James Bucky Carter

James Bucky Carter

James Bucky Carter is an award-winning scholar and a leader of the comics-and-education revitalization currently underway. He is the editor of Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel, for which he was awarded the first Excellence in Graphica in Education Award in 2009, and the forthcoming Rationales for Teaching Graphic Novels. He has published articles on comics and literacy in The ALAN Review, English Journal, Educational Leadership, ImageTexT, and Classroom Notes Plus; has written comics-related lesson plans for; and has written chapters on the subject for books in print or forthcoming books for Corwin Press, the Modern Language Association, NCTE, and Greenwood Press. He maintains a blog on all things sequential art and education-related: An experienced classroom teacher, Carter speaks to teachers across the country on how to use comics in the classroom. He is an assistant professor of English education at the University of Texas at El Paso.

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