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ERIC Number: EJ826944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Graphic Novels and School Libraries
Rudiger, Hollis Margaret; Schliesman, Megan
Knowledge Quest, v36 n2 p57-59 Nov-Dec 2007
School libraries serving children and teenagers today should be committed to collecting graphic novels to the extent that their budgets allow. However, the term "graphic novel" is enough to make some librarians--not to mention administrators and parents--pause. Graphic novels are simply book-length comics. They can be works of fiction or nonfiction, and their content parallels the wide range of literature that librarians already collect in other forms, including biographies, poetry, and novels. The term "graphic" in "graphic novel" means highly visual. It does not mean mature or violent content. This article suggests ideas on collecting, cataloging, and using graphic novels in school libraries.
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A