Book Group Buzz – Discussion of Book Clubs, Reading Lists, and Literary News – Booklist Online » Blog Archive » Book Group Toolbox #103: Read On…Graphic Novels
Booklist Online

Booklist Online: More than 130,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers - from the trusted experts at the American Library Association

| | | | | | | | | | |
Book Group Buzz Blog - Booklist Online

Book Group Buzz

A Booklist Blog
Book group tips, reading lists, & lively talk of literary news from the experts at Booklist Online

« »

Sunday, November 25, 2012 8:00 pm
Book Group Toolbox #103: Read On…Graphic Novels
Posted by: Kaite Stover

“Graphic novels are not the junk food of the literature world.”

What a great one line summary for this useful addition to the book group toolbox. One of the most recent additions to the Read On… series from Libraries Unlimited, book groups looking for discussable titles to add to the next year’s roster will find quite a few to choose from in Read On…Graphic Novels by Abby Alpert.

Like all the other titles in this series, this one is arranged in chapters covering Story, Character, and Mood, among others. Each title is annotated and facilitators will find this element most useful for evaluating a graphic novel’s talking points for a group.

For fans of historical fiction, look at the History Before Your Eyes list and consider pairing one of these graphic novels with a nonfiction title. Or look at the list of Graphic Journalism titles for groups that enjoy historical nonfiction or narrative nonfiction. Reading groups asking for biographies of memoirs will probably find something to like on the Famous Folks: Graphic Biography.

In fact, a book group could do a year’s worth of reading in the graphic literature format. Consider mixing the pictures and words for the coming year.


Leave a Reply



© 2014 Booklist Online. Powered by WordPress.
Quoted material should be attributed to:
Book Group Buzz (Booklist Online).




HOME | | AWARDS | GREAT READS | BLOGS | NEWSLETTERS | WEBINARS | MY ALERTS | MY LISTS | MY PROFILE | HELP | SUBSCRIBE
BOOKLIST PUBLICATIONS
American Library Association