This guide contains resources about graphic novels and how they are used in the elementary and secondary school classroom.
Last Updated: Nov 7, 2013
This guide serves as a resource for educators who use graphic novels in their classrooms, include them in their lesson plans and assignments, or simply want to learn more about this format. The guide includes sources for graphic novel reviews, lists of award-winning graphic novels, and resources about using graphic novels in curriculum and instruction.
Steve Jobs: Genius by Design
Call Number: HD9696.2.U62 J63557 2012 (Juvenile Collection)
Publication Date: 2012-09-04
"This cleverly designed volume provides a concise but well-balanced view of Steve Jobs the wunderkind, including his difficult personality and complex genius. Full-color panels provide flat but engaging images of Jobs from infancy to his introduction of the iPad, along with how his adoptive parents, birth parents, spouses and children, boyhood friends, coworkers, and business associates appear in essential physical detail, including postures, but without much facial expression. This design method seems effective here as it emphasizes Jobs' energetic but often misfired enthusiasms, bullying, and self-promotion, as well as his quieter moments of reflection and the effects his ideas had on industry developments. Tayal allows his own cultural perceptions of ethnicities to underscore Jobs' genetic makeup as the happily raised genius looks for his birth parents and learns how to be a better parent and partner himself. With its attention to both the personal and the public, this is an excellent starting place to find a concise overview of a complex man's influences and influence."
--Francisca Goldsmith, Copyright 2010 Booklist
From Booklist, Copyright © American Library Association. Used with permission.
Chosen from the nearly 9,000 reviews, PW’s 101 Best Books of 2013 span all the adult genres—nonfiction, fiction and including comics and graphic novels. This year we’ve picked five comics works (including two nonfiction titles) for the 2013 Best Books list, among them Rep. John Lewis’s March Book One, Gene Yang’s Boxers and Saints, and Jeff Smith’s RASL (see the entire list here).