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Saturday, September 12 • 11:30pm - 11:30pm
International Graphic Novels and Wordless Books: Diverse and Multimodal Literacy for Learners and Leaders

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In our pre-recorded session we share and discuss international wordless books, graphic novels, and even wordless graphic novels. Ways these books promote literacy for readers of all ages are suggested, along with specific strategies. International books naturally promote learning about cultures and diversity from non-U.S.-centric points of view, as they originated in countries other than the United States-- written in English or translated to English prior to U.S. publication or distribution. We will demystify stereotypes related to graphic novels and wordless books and reference support from scholars such as Carol Tilley, Frank Serafini, and others. Valuing multimodal reading and visual information is included. A handout with additional information, resources, numerous links, bibliographies, and our contact information accompanies this session on in ISLA conference site along with this recorded presentation. We carefully selected example books that appeal to readers in grades K-12, and we believe you will enjoy them also.

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Brenda Dales

Professor Emerita, Miami University (Ohio)
Brenda Dales taught children's literature courses and workshops at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She has presented nationally and internationally, and has served on committees such as the USBBY Outstanding International Books committee, the ALA/ALSC Notable Children's Books committee... Read More →
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Isaac Larison

Associate Professor, Literacy Education Program, Marshall University
Isaac Willis Larison is an Associate Professor in the Literacy Education Program at Marshall University in South Charleston, WV. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Norway (2011-12), an International Youth Library Fellow in Munich in 2017, and serves as a board member and the West Virginia... Read More →

Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session