For those that don’t know, I spend my days teaching reading and composition to teenagers. Having moved into a new school, I inherited a meager class library. I’m planning to incorporate some graphic novels into the class and the library, and I’m looking for some suggestions. The only catch is that the content should be between G and heavy PG without being overly kiddie: they’re teens and they hate being talked down to. Pretty sure I’ll get fired for books with excessive cursing, non-cartoon violence, and sex…sorry Jesse, no Boneyard. They’re also not generally comic readers, so continuity heavy books.
What I’ve got so far:
Bone (all 9 trades), the first Muppet Show collection, and the first 4 digest sized Marvel Adventures: Avengers. The Bone collections are the only ones they haven’t touched.
I’m thinking about adding: Akiko (if I can find the trades and not the more kiddie text versions), American Born Chinese, but I’m leary of including digest of Runaways.
Thoughts? Anybody suggesting books for girls gets bonus points.