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Inside The Graphic Novel Boom

The graphic novel is coming into its own, and the trend goes far beyond comics about superheroes. Illustrated books now encompass nearly all literary genres and artistic mediums, offering stories for all ages and often appealing to more than one demographic. They do it with a mix of dialogue and images that can prove a powerful combination for storytelling. We explore the increasingly popular field and talk with artist-cum-authors who are finding new ways to tell stories.

Graphic Novel Reading List


Sailor Twain"Sailor Twain: The Mermaid in the Hudson" by Mark Siegel

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Sailor Twain"Stinky" by Eleanor Davis

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Sailor Twain"The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook" by Eleanor Davis

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Sailor Twain"Little White Duck: A Childhood in China " by Andres Vera Martinez

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