Workshop Handouts

Beyond Batman Graphic Novels Handout Feb 2018
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Beyond Batman:

Graphic Novels as Serious Texts

Quinn Rollins


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Elementary Graphic Novel Recommendations
Title
Author / Artist
Curriculum
Owly
Andy Runton
ESL/ELL
Cardboard
Doug TenNapel*
ELA
Rapunzel’s Revenge/Calamity Jack
Shannon Hale, Nathan Hale
ELA
Bone (series)
Jeff Smith
ELA
Wonderful Wizard of Oz (series)
Baum / Shanower / Young
ELA
Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales (series)
Nathan Hale
History
Nursery Rhyme/Fairy Tale/Fable Comics
Chris Duffy
ELA
The Arrival
Shaun Tan*
History
El Deafo
CeCe Bell
ELA
The Olympians (series)
George O’Connor
ELA
Amulet (series)
Kazu Kibiushi
ELA
How Mirka Got Her Sword (series)
Barry Deutsch
Social Studies
The Great American Dust Bowl
Don Brown
History
Trickster: Native American Graphic Tales
Matt Dembicki
History
Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust
Loic Dauvillier
History
The Storm in the Barn
Matt Phelan*
History
Science Comics (various)
(various)
Science
Laika
Nick Abadzis
History/Science
Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem
Steve Niles
History
Little White Duck: A Childhood in China
Na Liu
History
Primates
Jim Ottaviani*
Science
Ghosts
Raina Telgemeier
ELA
Gaijin: American Prisoner of War
Matt Faulkner
History
Secondary Graphic Novel Recommendations

Title
Author / Artist
Curriculum
Maus
Art Spiegelman
History
Persepolis
Marjane Satrapi
History
American Born Chinese
Gene Luen Yang*
ELA, Social Studies
Charles Darwin’s on the Origin of Species
Michael Keller, Nicolle Fuller
Science
Graphic Science: Seven Journeys of Discovery
Darryl Cunningham
Science
Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb
Jonathan Fetter-Vorm
Science, History
Nat Turner ***
Kyle Baker
History
The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation
Hennessey, McConnell
History
March (Books 1, 2, 3)
Lewis, Aydin, Powell
History
The Warren Commission Report
Dan Mishkin
History
Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls are Used in War
Jessica Dee Humphreys
History
Psychiatric Tales***
Darryl Cunningham
Psychology
Action Philosophers
Van Lente, Dunlavey
Philosophy
Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized
Jacobson, Colon*
History
Anya’s Ghost
Vera Brosgol
ELA
Blankets ***
Craig Thompson
ELA
Lewis and Clark
Nick Bertozzi
History
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir
Liz Prince
ELA
500 Years of Resistance
Gord Hill
History
Art Masters: Gaugin (Van Gogh, others)
Various
Art
The Sculptor ***
Scott McCloud
ELA
T-Minus: The Race to the Moon
Ottaviani*
History, Science
Trump / Snowden / Bernie
Ted Rall
Current Events
Harlem Hellfighters
Max Brooks
History
Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea
Guy DeLisle*
History
How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less
Sarah Glidden
Current Events
Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film
Edward Ross
History, Film
Secret Path
Gord Downie, Jeff Lemire
History
Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir
Maggie Thrash
LGBT
Rebels: A Well-Regulated Militia
Brian Wood
History
The Great War
Joe Sacco
History
Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie
Lauren Redniss
Science, History
…and the Pursuit of Happiness
Maria Kalman
History

*= all books by this author
*** = mature content

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