Cool Diverse Graphic Novels for Middle Readers
If you have teens that enjoy graphic novels, Pages Unbound has a great list of 11 Diverse Graphic Novels for Teens HERE.
Publisher and Multicultural Children’s Book Day Co-Founder, Valarie Budayr, shared that reluctant middle-grade readers who are boys often enjoy graphic novels because of what’s known as the Hero’s Journey Stage.
“Around the age of 10 or 11, boys want to read about who they want to become or can imagine themselves being,” She noted. “They want action, adventure, bravery, and the ability to outwit by leaps and bounds. This stage takes them all the way through high school. Graphic novels are automatic page-turners, and it’s a great way to engage boys who normally don’t care for reading.”
What graphic novels would you recommend?
Rebecca “Becky” Flansburg is an author, freelance writer, and project manager for the non-profit online children’s literacy initiative, Multicultural Children’s Book Day/ #ReadYourWorld. Join the celebration! Our 8th annual celebration will take place on January 29, 2021. For more information, visit Multicultural Children’s Book Day on the web.
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