Sequential art combines the visual and the narrative in a way that readers have to interpret the images with the writing. Comics make a good fit with education because students are using a format that provides active engagement. This collection of essays is a wide-ranging look at current practices using comics and graphic novels in educational settings, from elementary schools through college. The contributors cover history, gender, the use of specific graphic novels, practical application and educational theory.
About the Author
Carrye Kay Syma is an associate librarian at Texas Tech University. She is liaison to the College of Media and Communications, the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences and the Institute for Forensic Science. She has been published in Reference Services Review and College and Research Libraries News. Robert G. Weiner is associate humanities librarian at Texas Tech University. His work has been published in the Journal of Popular Culture, Public Library Quarterly, Journal of American Culture, International Journal of Comic Art and Popular Music and Society.