I have recently started reading more graphic novels, and I understand now why this genre is a student favorite. These graphic novels have believable characters whom experience real-life problems that we can all identify with as readers. More importantly, graphic novels are not just for boys.
Graphic novels are recognized as a serious written art form. Two years running, a graphic novel has won the prestigious Newbery Award. Last year the autobiography, El Deafo, by Cece Bell won a Newbery Honor and this year, newcomer Victoria Jamieson, won a Newbery Honor with her graphic novel, Roller Girl.
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Here is a taste of Raina Telegmeir’s new graphic novel, Sisters.
Cece Bell talks about her graphic novel, El Deafo.