It's past time to take graphic novels seriously; these reading lists will show you why

Curated by Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
November 28, 2020

It’s a good time to refresh or to stock our shelves and devices with amazing graphic literature, given its tremendous growth over the last few years.

This collection aims to help us find something new in the genre to read, beginning with a reminder by Karen Gavigan and Kasey Garrison that graphic novels have often dealt with some of the most significant concerns young people have today. From there, educators and scholars offer their picks for graphic novels that push the genre forward, offering powerful experiences that are both literary and visual, and concluding with a piece that introduces how journalists are using comic forms to create all sorts of articles and news reports. Finally, for a bit of context and a look at earlier titles, the closing link takes you to a piece that discusses the emergence of ‘the graphic novel’ as a distinct form.

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