Continuing on the theme of comics and cartoons, here’s a short article about a graphic novelist named Gene Luen Yang.
His graphic novel “American Born Chinese” was published in 2006 and was a finalist for the Young People’s Literature category of the National Book Awards that year. Later, it won several other awards.
In the article, he talks about using graphic novels in education, maybe especially for students who may be confused about identity.
One line that made me balk a little: he talked about writing “educational graphic novels VERSUS entertaining ones” (the caps are mine). I don’t think they need to be mutually exclusive!