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NYC School Librarian Guidebook: Collection Development Workshop Materials

Resources to examine our inherent bias, promote personal awareness, and help us build collections for our students that reflect themselves and the world around them.

Advance Review Tools

Graphic Novels Reviews

Why Teach with Graphic Novels?

  1. Graphics are engaging forms of text.
  2. Provide exciting reading experiences for all kinds of readers. 


  • For weak readers, concise text paired with detailed images to help readers decode and comprehend the text.
  • For skilled readers, succinct text models how to efficiently communicate stories, lines and ideas

3. Graphic novels draw the reader into the story.

4. Lots of diversity in themes, formats, illustration style, graphic arts, and subject matter are available in graphic novels!

   -From How Comics and Graphic Novels can help your kids love to read! 

Gay-themed Picture Books

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