Graphic novels are a fantastic choice of book that might be often overlooked!
First, it might be good to clarify exactly what a graphic novel is.
Merriam-Webster states that a graphic novel is “a story that is presented in comic-strip format and published as a book.
Next, why are graphic novels good choices for reading?
- Graphic Novels are very engaging and fast-paced.
- Can keep a reluctant reader engaged and interested
- A graphic novel can be created from a much more advanced text to make it easily consumable like a Shakespeare tragedy turned graphic novel.
- The illustrations help to reinforce the text and concepts in the story.
- Helps build vocabulary with high-quality language. While there is less room for text in a graphic novel, words are chosen to make the biggest impact.
To see some of my favorite graphic novels for kids, check out these great books from Usborne Books & More.
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