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Support Writing Skills: Character Development

Graphic novels offer engaging, complex characters whose growth is essential to the narrative. Through illustration, voice, and detail, graphic novel creators synthesize art and character to construct memorable protagonists. With the resources below, students can learn about the authorial choices that enrich character development and consider how the visual form echoes the written.
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Guest Blogger: Kate Hannigan

"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."
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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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Nafiza Azad and the cover of The Wild Ones

Nafiza Azad on The Wild Ones

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, author Nafiza Azad talks about her new book The Wild Ones.
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