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Capes or No Capes: Graphic Novels to Make Your Brain Bigger & A Graphic Novel Digital Kit for the Digital Librarian

Webinar presented on 2015-08-03.

Capes or No Capes: Graphic Novels to Make Your Brain Bigger
Join graphic novel-aholics public youth librarian Laura Perenic and middle school language arts teacher Emily Donner as they share reasons why kids like graphic novels, their importance to reading comprehension, and the ideal titles to have in your library or classroom.  Gather authentic student reactions to graphic novels and their "general awesomeness." Don't miss this presentation about the vital and necessary role graphic novels play in readers advisory, lesson plans and library services.  Build your zombie apocalypse survival kit with graphic novels!  POW! BAM! WHAP!

Emily Donner, English Language Arts teacher
Laura Perenic, Children’s and Teen Librarian


A Graphic Novel Digital Kit for the Digital Librarian
This presentation will focus on the components of a graphic novel digital kit developed by Stow-Munroe Falls Public Librarian Kristin Casale. The kit includes numerous tools needed to develop a graphic novel collection, plan comic-based programs, work with comics in the classroom, and more. This kit primarily serves school-age children up through 6th grade, though some aspects can be utilized in the middle school classroom.

Kristin Casale, Children’s Librarian

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  • Emily Donner

    Emily Donner

    Emily Donner is a 7th grade Language Arts teacher at Middletown Middle School in Middletown, Ohio.  She has been teaching for 13 years.  Her task everyday is to keep 12-13 year olds calm, sane, and reading.  Some days she succeeds with all three.  She then goes home and try to wrangle identical twin 3 year-old girls.

  • Laura Perenic

    Laura Perenic

    Laura C. Perenic works as a Children's and Teen Librarian at the Clark County Public Library in Springfield, Ohio.  She is a member of SOYSMRG, which reviews youth books.  She reviews teen fiction and graphic novels for VOYA and vlogs for YALSA'S the Hub.  Laura also blogs about her library life on her own blog, One for the Books.

  • Kristin Casale

    Kristin Casale

    Kristin is a children's librarian at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library in Summit County. She works with children from birth through 6th grade. She is responsible for purchasing the graphic novels for the children's department, which she began doing in the last two years. With that in mind, she began focusing on ways that such a collection could be used within the library and also in the classroom. She is a fairly recent convert to this publication format, and now has read most of the collection.

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