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    Hi all,

    What graphic novels would you recommend first/second year pupils at secondary education schools.

    Currently, I'm an intern (aspiring teacher ) at a school and we've just had a meeting regarding reading. One of the topics were graphic novels, especially for lower levels. One of my colleagues hinted at Archie Comics.

    Note: we're speaking of Dutch pupils here, so bear in mind the level shouldn't be too hard to follow, please.
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    I think an estimated age range would be helpful here—school systems vary widely, and being in secondary education here where I live I'd interpret at 16 and 17 year olds, which is not what I guess you're thinking of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjn View Post
    I think an estimated age range would be helpful here—school systems vary widely, and being in secondary education here where I live I'd interpret at 16 and 17 year olds, which is not what I guess you're thinking of.
    *d'oh moment intensifies*

    Yeah, around 12-13-14 y/o.
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    Jim Ottaviani has written a few really good graphic novels for young adults about famous scientists and inovators.
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    Maus comes to mind.
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    Thanks guys!
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    Since teens read THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK in school, I guess I'm safe in recommending ANNE FRANK: THE ANNE FRANK HOUSE AUTHORIZED GRAPHIC BIOGRAPHY (2010) by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón. I can't say enough good things about this book. Not only is it a powerful story, it's very educational. I only worry that young readers will be devastated by the reality of what happened. It left me in shambles by the end and I'm a fully growed person. But it's an important story for everyone to know and the graphic story telling makes it easy to follow.
    And you won't read that book again,
    Because the ending's just too hard to take.

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    I work in a school and many of the teachers have graphic novels in their classrooms. Some of them are there for the students to borrow and read for pleasure, such as Spider-man or Nightwing. However, they also often have graphic novels about the Civil War, the Vietnam War, etc. I would especially recommend Jon Lewis' March trilogy, chronicling his role in the civil rights movement.

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