Wednesday Feb 08, 2023

Graphic novels and their role in supporting literacy

Are graphic novels just comics and do they have a place in our school libraries? In this episode, Ruth, Sabrina and I unpack the power of graphic novels on students reading and are joined by experts Paul Register, school librarian and founder of Excelsior awards and Rebecca Simpson-Hargreaves, Lecturer in Education, University of Manchester. 

Resources mentioned in the podcast:-

Richard Ruddick 

The Excelsior Awards 

Some favourites graphic novels from Rebecca :-

The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman (2 vols)

Minecraft  Stories from the Overworld – different authors in the anthology

When Stars are Scattered- Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

The Weirn books - Svetlana Chmakova

Beowulf – Stern, Steininger and Studabaker

Hilda (any of them)-Luke Pearson

Pilu of the Woods - Mai K. Nguyen

Tom’s midnight garden by Edith

The Animation Game Alan Turing Decoded – Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis

Darwin: An exceptional voyage - Fabien Grolleau and Jeremie Royer

Coven – Jennifer Dugan

Information about my membership can be found here 


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