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Episode 15 — An Introduction to Graphic Novels


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Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers

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Grades 6 – 12
Podcast Series Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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Duration 20:53
Original Air Date Published June 01, 2009

Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.


An Introduction to Graphic Novels


An Introduction to Graphic Novels

Graphic novels are an increasingly popular format for stories told in a range of genres. While learning to read graphic novels takes practice, their artistic and literary merit makes the effort more than worthwhile. Tune in to hear some background about graphic novels as well as specific recommendations of fantasy epics, memoirs, biographies, and adventure thriller stories, all presented in the form of a graphic novel.

After listening to this episode, be sure to print out this list of recommended titles to take to the library or book seller.

Recommendations in this episode include

  • The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis (Bloomsbury, 2009)
  • Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale and Nathan Hale (Bloomsbury, 2008)
  • Amulet: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi (Scholastic, 2008)
  • Japan Ai: A Tall Girl's Adventures in Japan by Aimee Major Steinberger (Go!Comi, 2007)
  • Freddie and Me: A Coming-of-Age (Bohemian) Rhapsody by Mike Dawson
    (Bloomsbury, 2008)
  • Isadora Duncan: A Graphic Biography by Sabrina Jones (Hill and Wang, 2008)
  • Cairo by G. Willow Wilson and M. K. Perker (DC Comics, 2007)
  • Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki (Groundwood Books, 2008)
  • Pitch Black by Youme Landowne and Anthony Horton (Cinco Puntos Press, 2008)