The TeachingBooks Virtual Book Tour is your opportunity to learn from and build personal connections with extraordinary book creators and their brand-new titles. In this post, debut author Alexis Castellanos talks about her new graphic novel Isla to Island.
"Throughout the three books, I have my characters meet these key real-life figures and learn from them. So that as the superheroes demonstrate the best ways to punch out supervillains, the historical figures also show them real-life skills. I want to plant the seed with young readers that the things we're good at—math, puzzles, pattern recognition, languages, even flying—might actually become our own superpowers."
Graphic novels often convey complex stories in a visual way. By exploring sequencing and plot development methods in graphic novels, students can gain understanding of these writing elements across genres. Explore the examples below for ideas!