The graphic novel format offers an increasing array of diverse voices and stories, from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and disability. Because of their format, these novels can be extremely effective tools for promoting empathy, advancing social justice, and engaging students in critical discussions about cultures, stories, and perspectives. Many of these perspectives reside outside the margins of most curriculums. Unfortunately, many graphic novel collections are incomplete or ineffectively highlighted. This session covers numerous popular and core titles for your collection blindspots. Come learn how you can increase equity, diversity, and inclusion in your library with your graphic novel collection.
Upon completion, participant will be able to identify graphic novels with diverse voices and stories, across multiple genres.
Upon completion, participant will be able to implement successful cross-promotional strategies for highlighting the diversity in their graphic novel collections.
Upon completion, participant will be able to build a graphic novel collection with an eye towards increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion (including popular and core titles).