Identity & Social Issues: Using Comics & YAL to Discuss Tough Topics in English Language Arts

North 127C

Friday May 26, 2017 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Comic book and young adult literature scholars from Arizona State University's English and Education departments present and discuss a range of graphic novels, comics and YAL texts that can be used in English Language Arts classrooms to discuss difficult topics such as social issues, identity and politics. As these topics become more and more contentious in today's political climate, comics and graphic novels offer teachers an opportunity help students to witness the impact of various viewpoints, to look to the past to understand the present, and to see themselves in literature.