Book to graphic novel adaptations are a great way to get reluctant readers interested in their full length counterparts and also to allow avid readers a new format to explore familiar stories. Students can also compare and contrast the way that information is presented via the different formats. The number of adaptations of both classic and modern novels is constantly growing. Here are just a few to get you started!
Amie Wright of the New York Public Library shows just how well comics and common core go hand in hand in this PowerPoint.
Graphic Novel Classroom Kits
Teachers/Librarians: To find out how to borrow graphic novels to use with your students, click here.
- Book to Graphic Novel Adaptations 08/15/14
- Comics and the Common Core 08/1/14
- Graphic Novels in the Classroom: Book Report Alternative 07/25/14
- March: Book Two 07/18/14
- CBLDF “Banned Books Handbook” 07/11/14
I Kill Giants
Joe Kelly (Author), J. M. Ken Niimura (Illustrator)
Barbara is an angry elementary-school girl who is known as a freak and claims to be a killer of giants. She faces bullies and storms with no fear, but cannot face what she hides from at home. The story is heart wrenching and wonderful at the same time. This work is an example of why comic books are not only art, but a necessary medium to tell a full story. The art blends so well with the writing you will find yourself thinking “Did I just read a comic or a small beautiful novel ?” Truly an example of why comic books/graphic novels are great.