Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Ways to Use Graphic Novels in Class

The Murphy Library currently has a display of graphic novels on the 2nd floor landing. In case you didn't know, the Library currently owns about 40 titles.

Graphic novels are growing in popularity. Films like Sin City, 300, and Ghost Rider all have roots in this format. In February, California's City on a Hill Press wrote about the growing popularity of using graphic novels in literature courses, click here.

Here's a few ideas on how to use graphic novels in the classroom:

In the Murphy Library catalog, try subject searches using the following terms - graphic literature, graphic novels, and comic book strips to locate titles in this genre.

Display courtesy of Anne Chernaik.

Photo courtesy of Julie Britten.

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