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Graphic Nonfiction @ the Parkway High School Library

introduction to graphic nonfiction available here

Joe Falk

on 30 January 2012

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Graphic Nonfiction @ the Parkway High School Library encourages kids to read nonfiction in "non-threatening" way
stimulates visual learners
images help reluctant and stuggling readers to comprehend concepts
engages reader in analyzing and synthesizing both the text and images Social Studies The narrative nature of history lends itself to the graphic nonfiction format. Here are some examples that are available in the library. Maus
by Art Spiegelman The author and cartoonist interviewed his father and then recounts his parents' experiences in World War II and the concentration camps. The Jews are depicted as mice and the Germans as cats. Some explicit language and images. Pulitzer Prize winner. Laika
by Nick Abadzis A semi-fictionalized account of the space race, focusing on the little stray dog that captured the world's attention when the Soviet Union sent her into orbit. The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptaion
and After 9/11: The War on Terrorism (2000- )
by Sid Jacobson The first is a cartoon recounting of the The 9/11 Commisssion Report, which the author's felt was too big and complex for most Americans to attempt. The second book draws from many international media sources to show what was being done in the War on Terrorism. Graphic journalism which tells the stories of several survivors of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Science The ability to explain scientific processes that are invisible to the naked eye in a visual style and to diagram and chart topics, makes science subjects a natural fit for graphic nonfiction works. Clan Apis
by Jay Hosler Although this graphic work gives human characteristics to its insect subjects, this work explains the life cycle of bees and the structure and workings of the hive. The Stuff of Life: a graphic guide to genetics and DNA
by Mark Schultz An alien from outer space, Bloort 183, is tasked with explaining the fundamentals of human DNA and genetics to his rather slow to catch on superior, in order to save his race from a deadly disease. Charles Darwin's On the Origins of Species: a graphic adaptation
by Michael Keller This graphic adaptation covers Darwin's theory of evolution, as well as showing how the public and fellow scientists received his work. This concludes a brief tour of the graphic nonfiction books here at Parkway. We also have some graphic adaptation of classic novels and Shakepseare that could benefit our students. A.D. New Orleans
After the Deluge
by Josh Newfeld Why Graphic nonfiction? Although mainly a traditional adventure comic, the author has done research into the nature of various volcanic phenomena, which are included throughout the plot. Into the Volcano
by Don Wood
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