Teens, Transliteracy, and Graphic Novel Gold
Graphic novels and other visual literature on the comic’s spectrum have been a part of library collections addressing teens for decades. It’s time to take a new look at the power this format offers in building transliteracy, empathy, and other skills teens both want and need.
In this webinar, Francisca Goldsmith, a longtime graphic novel readers’ advisor and experienced teen services librarian will encourage participants to question assumptions about the graphic novel format’s appeals, the scope of teen interests, and the potential for teen transliteracy growth as a skill needed in contemporary adult culture. We’ll explore how graphic novel reading “works,” discuss best practices in advising readers about what to read next, and examine how transliteracy supports the development of both empathy and empirical understanding of complex subjects studied in school and experienced in personal life.
Related LibGuide: Reader's Advisory by Anna Popp
- Friday, May 17, 2019
- 11:00am - 12:00pm