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Introducing Social Studies with Comics and Graphic Novels  

Here are some great sources to use comics and graphic novels to learn about aspects of social studies, history, and other cultures.
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Dawn Land - Will Davis (Adapted by, Illustrator); Joseph Bruchac
Call Number: YA FIC BRU
ISBN: 9781596431430
Publication Date: 2010-10-12
Young Hunter is chosen by the elders of the People of the Dawn Land to venture out of the village and face a mysterious threat known as evil.

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Maus - Art Spiegelman
Call Number: YA FIC SPI
ISBN: 9780394556550
Publication Date: 1991-11-05
Cartoon format portrays Jews as mice, Nazis as cats. Using a unique comic-strip-as-graphic-art format, the story of Vladek Spiegelman's passage through the Nazi Holocaust is told in his own words. Acclaimed as a "quiet triumph" and a "brutally moving work of art," the first volume of Art Spiegelman's Maus introduced readers to Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist trying to come to terms with his father, his father's terrifying story, and History itself.

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Aya - Marguerite Abouet; Clément Oubrerie (Illustrator); Helge Dascher (Translator)
Call Number: YA FIC ABO
ISBN: 9781894937900
Publication Date: 2007-02-20
The Ivory Coast in 1978 forms the backdrop for the fictional memoir of Aya, the studious, nineteen-year-old heroine, her easy-going friends Adjoua and Bintou, and their meddling neighbors and relatives, all caught up in the simple pleasures of everyday life in Yop City.


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