Graphic Novels are Inclusive

Type of Presentation

Poster Session

Conference Strand

Diversity and Inclusion

Target Audience

Higher Education

Second Target Audience

K-12

Presenter Information

Cha WebsterFollow

Location

Poster Session and Meet & Greet

Relevance

My proposal discusses how graphic novels can help with literacy skills.

Abstract

Graphic novels are books that let readers see words come to life. Reading is not for everyone, and some people have a difficult time getting into reading. Picture books are popular for new readers, and novels are for more advanced readers. This leaves a gap for those individuals who do not match those levels, so graphic novels can help those who fall somewhere in between. They can be an easy read or advanced, but the images help the reader understand what is happening. Graphic novels can be the key to improving readers’ literacy. They are not just made for one person or group, but for everyone. There are graphic novels for children, teens, and adults. Topics can be fantasy, humor, history, or memoirs. Graphic novels not only help with literacy, they can teach life lessons. They are inclusive and nobody ever feels excluded. They can be about anything and anyone.

Join us as we discuss how graphic novels are inclusive for all readers, how they help readers’ comprehension, and how they can create life-long learners. We will also discuss what one academic university has done to be more inclusive and provide additional services to improve literacy and create life-long readers.

Presentation Description

Graphic novels are overlooked and can help struggling readers. They have representation for all backgrounds and preferences. They can help with literacy skills and comprehension. There is a graphic novel for everyone.

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 30th, 4:15 PM Mar 30th, 5:15 PM

Graphic Novels are Inclusive

Poster Session and Meet & Greet

Graphic novels are books that let readers see words come to life. Reading is not for everyone, and some people have a difficult time getting into reading. Picture books are popular for new readers, and novels are for more advanced readers. This leaves a gap for those individuals who do not match those levels, so graphic novels can help those who fall somewhere in between. They can be an easy read or advanced, but the images help the reader understand what is happening. Graphic novels can be the key to improving readers’ literacy. They are not just made for one person or group, but for everyone. There are graphic novels for children, teens, and adults. Topics can be fantasy, humor, history, or memoirs. Graphic novels not only help with literacy, they can teach life lessons. They are inclusive and nobody ever feels excluded. They can be about anything and anyone.

Join us as we discuss how graphic novels are inclusive for all readers, how they help readers’ comprehension, and how they can create life-long learners. We will also discuss what one academic university has done to be more inclusive and provide additional services to improve literacy and create life-long readers.