Staff Recommendations: Shawnna’s Graphic Adaptation Picks

It's no secret; teachers, librarians, and literacy experts agree that graphic novels can improve reading comprehension for readers of all ages and abilities. But with all the options, it can be difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, our cataloger Shawnna provides some recommendations for graphic adaptations of written works. But wait! There's more! She … Continue reading Staff Recommendations: Shawnna’s Graphic Adaptation Picks

Graphic Novels are “Real” Books, A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

While sitting at the Youth Services desk at the library I often hear parents and teachers say, “No, don’t get a graphic novel. Find a “real” book.” I confess that I may have uttered these words myself to my 2 boys as they were choosing books like Bone, Amulet, and Captain Underpants. In the past year, … Continue reading Graphic Novels are “Real” Books, A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services