Visual stories can be a powerful and effective entry point into difficult content. Concepts and facts around climate change, for example, can be difficult to grapple with, and graphic novels humanize the information. Comics also appeal to visual learners, and compared with text alone, the combination of text and images is retained longer in our brain. In short, graphic novels are for everyone! See more:
- Gormally, Cara. “Using Comics to Make Science Come Alive,” August 30, 2021. https://doi.org/10.24918/cs.2020.3.
- Jamie Stanfield and Joyce M. Shaw. “Strengthening Engagement with Graphic Novels.” Poster presented at the 2021 SAIL/CYAMUS Joint Annual Conference, May 20, 2021. https://guides.library.stanford.edu/ld.php?content_id=61547930.
- *Link, Jason S, Bas Kohler, Roger Griffis, Margaret M (Peg) Brady, Shin-Ichi Ito, Véronique Garçon, Anne Hollowed, Manuel Barange, Robin Brown, and Wojciech Wawrzynski. “A Graphic Novel from the 4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans.” ICES Journal of Marine Science 76, no. 5 (September 1, 2019): 1221–43. https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsy155.
- University, Stanford. “How Graphic Novels Can Accelerate Critical Thinking.” Stanford News (blog), February 10, 2022. https://news.stanford.edu/2022/02/10/graphic-novels-can-accelerate-critical-thinking-capture-nuance-complexity-history/.
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