Ms. Sarah brought in an article from the Wall Street Journal last week. I had no sooner finished it when a parent of a brand new middle schooler said, “ugghhh I hate that all she reads is graphic novels.”
Don’t hate it. I want parents encouraging reading every chance they get. I recently read Roller Girl the debut novel from Victoria Jamieson and I loved it. I am encouraging All’s Faire In Middle School for the children in middle school. Roller Girl was fabulously done and spoke of a number of issues that children face today. Don’t let pictures be the detouring factor of a book. It is more than just a “comic book.”
I am eagerly looking forward to reading All’s Faire In Middle School. The storyline looks awesome.
“In ALL’S FAIRE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, Imogene has spent her entire life around a Florida Renaissance Faire, where her parents work during fair season and where she’s been homeschooled while helping her mom and dad at the fair. This year she really hopes to join the cast as a squire to her father, who plays a knight at the fair. She also decides that going to public school for sixth grade will be a good way to put her training in chivalry into practice — and is she right. But figuring out how to be brave, kind, and honorable amid new friends, mean teachers, homework, and a pesky little brother won’t be easy.”
Here are some of my favorite graphic novels:
I have not read them yet, but some of our most popular books here at the library amongst children 2nd to 8th grade are the CatStronauts books. Come in and explore and grab a graphic novel for yourself.
VISIT. READ. REPEAT