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Visual Culture and Graphica: Graphica in Schools and Libraries

Including Graphica in School and Library Collections

Many teachers and librarians are discovering ways to incorporate graphic novels and comic books into lessons and programs: from math, to social studies, to language, to science!  Additionally, these mediums allow us to help people develop visual literacy skills and think critically about visual culture.  Below you can find just a sampling of the many ways these mediums are being used across the curriculum. Comic books and graphic novels are not without critics, however, and if you should find yourself in the position of having to defend their use there are organizations out there ready to assist you.

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