Thursday, March 31, 2016

Best of Classroom Graphic Novels, via #TLAP Twitter Chat 3/21/2016

Way back on March 21st we had a great time in the #TLAP (Teach Like a Pirate) Twitter chat talking about graphic novels and comic books in the classroom. In the course of that hour, the teachers mentioned nearly 100 different titles that they either already use in their classes, or that they'd like to find ways to use. So I figured I'd put together a list of what they came up with. And then spring break happened. You know how it is. So here's the list alphabetically; it's not ordered in terms of grade or content, but if it's in bold it's an adaptation of an existing book, if it's in italics, it's part of a series. Here's the list:

American Born Chinese
Anne Frank: Authorized Graphic Biography
Artemis Fowl
Avengers: No More Bullying
Big Nate
Blazing Combat
Boxcar Children
Capstone Science Series
Captain Marvel
Captain Underpants
Cartoon Guide to Communication
Cartoon Guide to the Environment
Cartoon History of the Universe
Climate Changed
Death Jr.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Dork Diaries
Dreamland Chronicles
Edward Scissorhands
El Deafo
Essex County
Gear School
Geronimo Stilton
Gotham Academy
Gotham Central
Graphic Myths and Legends
Harlem Hellfighters
Heroes: 9/11 (Marvel Comics)
Hyperbole and a Half
I Kill Giants
I’m Not a Plastic Bag
Ivy and Bean
Les Miserables
Lions, Tigers, and Bears
Los Tejanos and the Lost Cause
Lunch Lady
Max Axiom
Ms Marvel
My Friend Dahmer
Nat Turner
Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales
No Fear Shakespeare
Pride of Baghdad
Rapunzel’s Revenge
Romeo and Juliet: The War
September 11, 2001 (DC Comics)
The Arrival
The Babysitter Club
The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation
The Girl Who Owned a City
The Hobbit
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
The Lightning Thief
The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation
The Vietnam War
The Wizard of Oz
Thieves and Kings
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Trinity: The Story of the Atomic Bomb
V for Vendetta
Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty

 All told, a very good, diverse list from teachers who are already interested in teaching using comic books and graphic novels. If you have other recommendations, let me know; I'm always looking for great resources to share with teachers and parents.

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