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Gayle Forman on Frankie & Bug

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, award-winning author Gayle Forman talks about her new novel Frankie & Bug.
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Analyze Detail in Graphic Novels

Graphic novels contain a variety of details that, when reflected upon, aid in the development of visual literacy.  Details like sound effects, frame structure, the shape of speech bubbles, and much more all act as critical elements to the telling of the story.  Explore the examples and prompts below for ideas on how to keep readers engaged in the unique qualities that make graphic novels great.
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Guest Blogger: Lee Wind

"That was the moment, for me, that the false façade crumbled – and all this beautiful, rainbow light of history shone out. That’s why I wrote No Way, They Were Gay? So kids and teens today would have what I didn’t have when I was their age – the tools to tear down that false façade for themselves, and let the beautiful diverse light of our true heritage shine on them."
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Guest Blogger: Gayle E. Pitman

It’s easy to spend years in school without ever really learning about women, people of color, or LGBTQ people. And invisibility is one of the most powerful forms of oppression. If you don’t see people like yourself represented, then people like yourself must not exist. 
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