Description: Explore how the Graphic Novel is an often-misunderstood yet extremely versatile format that facilitates uniquely stirring forms of expression. Explore a variety of Graphic Novels to suit any age and interest.
Abstract: Discover the many different faces of this versatile and often overlooked storytelling format. Participants will learn about different genres of Graphic Novels for all ages, including literary, biographical, non-fiction, historical, award-winners, LGBTQ, manga, and more. Examples will be examined with suggestions for school librarians & teachers, reluctant readers, and those who seek out a sophisticated read. Examine an excerpt from a Graphic Novel that might challenge you conceptions of the format.
Give fresh consideration to Graphic Novels and their broad appeal for library patrons, students, and people of all ages and interests
Discover different genres of graphic novels and consider the classification of Graphic Novel as a format vs. a genre
Examine a Graphic Novel excerpt more in-depth and challenge potential preconceptions about the format
Target audience: Librarians, Library Staff (Public and School)
Tags: comics, graphic novels, manga, readers advisory, web-comics, formats, genres, fnmi, lgbtq, libraries, teaching, reading, books, classification, preconceptions, excerpts, patrons, reluctant readers,