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Graphic novels
« on: November 13, 2013, 09:27:00 AM »

In our house, we're big fans of the TV series, 'The Big Bang Theory'.
In the show they are always going on about  comic books and comic book heroes, I found this on the BBC yesterday and actually found it most compiling!

Amiir and Family: Somalis in Norway

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Re: Graphic novels
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 10:46:49 AM »

Hi. Martin

Reads like a modern parable and kids tend to like the quick hit messages; I suppose initially because they don't have to invest the time and effort required for a book.

My own immediate response to it was to ignore the Somali content and just think about community. My kids are completely divorced from their local heritage/community ... or so it seems to me. The past is another country that they will never want a visa for. I don't think most kids are even looking to the future but more just living in the moment.

Graphic novels (I prefer 'comic strips') can be quite powerful. Much of Children's literature is deliberately presented in pictures or with pictures because non language communication is well understood by children who have yet to develop the wide range of language skills.

Is that a 'one off' comic or is it a series?


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