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Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays

Michelle Ann Abate and Gwen Athene Tarbox


One of the most significant transformations in literature for children and young adults during the last twenty years has been the resurgence of comics. Educators and librarians extol the benefits of comics reading, and increasingly, children's and young adult comics and comics hybrids have won major prizes, including the Printz Award and the National Book Award. Despite the popularity and influence of children's and young adult graphic novels, the genre has not received adequate scholarly attention. This book offers a critical examination of children's and YA comics. The anthology is divided i ... More

Keywords: children's literature, young adults, comics, young adult comics, children's comics, narration, transmedia, pedagogy, gender, identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781496811677
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496811677.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michelle Ann Abate, editor
The Ohio State University

Gwen Athene Tarbox, editor
Western Michigan University

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Gwen Athene Tarbox and Michelle Ann Abate

Part One Graphic Novels as Comics Storytelling: Word and Image, Form and Genre

Part Two Hybrid Comics, Transmedial Storytelling, and Graphic Novels in Adaptation

Part Three The Pedagogy of the Panel: Comics Storytelling in the Classroom

Part Four Representing Gender and Sexuality in the Comics Medium

Part Five Drawing on Identity: History, Politics, Culture

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