Why did we have to dignify comics with the term “graphic novels?” And even picture books are not as valued as chapter books, it seems. What is this idea about academics being superior to and excluding art?
As far as writing goes, drawing is writing, and it preceded written literature.
In a world where most news is being presented live on site or by a video, wouldn’t school teachers do well to ensure their students are visually literate and can produce visual content?
The expressive ability of young students is sometimes stifled by insisting on correct sentences in paragraphs rather than using drawing with writing.
The social justice power in many current graphic novels for YA is going to be overlooked if every middle and high school English section is going to read the same text only literature.
I’m so grateful for teachers who are exploring graphic novelists.
But I’m noticing that some people still think it’s second class reading material.