From Good Ok Bad:
For a couple years now I’ve wanted to do this list. More than any other request, I have people ask what graphic novels would be suitable for their children. And this is one of the questions I most want to answer. After all, if you spark a child’s interest in the medium with good, solid storytelling and non-exploitative narrative, what better chance of converting them to the medium when they’re older, right?
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” And all that.
But the problem is: it’s a tough question to answer. Part of the reason it’s taken me as long as it has to produce even this beginning of a list is that different kids are different kids and different parents are different parents. What I mean by that is that a book suitable to one seven-year-old might be too mature for another ten-year-old. And one parent might find no issue in, say, the rather chaste depictions of violence in Tintin while another might be very concerned with a comics story that makes free use of gunplay.
Basically, any list of recommendations for children will be founded on a list of caveats a mile deep. And really, I don’t want to bother with any of that. I just want to recommend some good books.
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