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Graphic Novels Grow Up with Young Readers
Graphic Novels Grow Up with Young Readers
Professor Ramona Caponegro
This talk examines the recent history of graphic novels in relation to children’s and young adult literature, focusing on how graphic novels have gained acceptance within every stage of childhood reading. Graphic novels now mature alongside their young readers, steadily increasing in depth and complexity. The growth of graphic novels corresponds with the growth of diverse literature, with graphic novels providing a unique format for sharing stories of underrepresented people and social justice issues.

Ramona Caponegro, Associate Professor of Children’s Literature at Eastern Michigan University, teaches classes on illustrated texts. She has published essays about representations of incarceration and other social justice issues in children’s and young adult literature, children’s book awards, and early readers. She is a member of the Ezra Jack Keats Award 35th Anniversary Leadership Team, co-chair of the Pura Belpré Award 25th Anniversary Task Force, and chair of the Phoenix Picture Book Award Committee.

This lecture is sponsored by Linda Grekin and dedicated to every adult who broadened and expanded a child's life with the gift of a book.
Lecture Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Lecture Date : 04/01/2021      
Program Year : 2020-21      
Term : Winter/Spring      
Fee : $10.00