Is reading comics and graphic novels reading?
One thing that I always wanted to share with my kids is my love of reading. From in utero my wife and I would read them books. My son always had books from the cardboard books that babies chew on, to now all the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. About a year ago he started bringing home from the school library books that looked like graphic novels. I asked what he was reading he told me Bone. I was surprised that they had graphic novels at a school library. This year he is going into middle school, so I got a tour of the campus. As we were in the library he and my daughter, who is 7, ran off together to find their favorite books. I finally caught up to hear my son proclaim that this section was his favorite one. This section was nothing but graphic novels. Wow, I wish they had this when I was in school! Not only did they have Scholastic, but also all the Batman, Superman, Avengers and Magna! This got me to start doing some research on education and comics.
|This is the book that my son is waiting to read.|
Do you consider reading Comics & Graphic Novels reading? If not, why?