Making Literacy Connections: Comic Books and the Role of Youth Media
by Michael Bitz - February 10, 2005
The concept of using comic books—nowadays referred to as “graphic novels”—to help children become better readers is not new. In 1941, the Gilberton Company launched Classic Comics, a series of literature-based comic books in which novels such as Moby Dick were transformed into boxed art with the typical dialogue balloons.
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