Graphic Novels

One Term Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective

Students will read and analyze graphic novels as works of literature while also learning to appreciate the unique qualities of the medium. Thematic units in the course include the search for identity and self-acceptance, the impact of society on coming of age, and the fragile humanity of the superhero. Reading selections may include – but are not limited to – American Born Chinese, Persepolis, and Maus. Students will critique the various works through scene breakdowns, analytical written responses, and collaborative presentations.