Category Archives: Civil rights

A Case Study About Creating Graphic Novels in the Classroom

Thinking about problems arising from the lack of understanding about the very real trials and tribulations caused by forced migrations, and trying to adjust to a new land, new customs and new ways of living, I thought back to this … Continue reading

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There and here: Diaspora communities in graphic literature and comix, Part II

One of the first examples of a graphic narrative about an immigrant’s experience is literature is The Four Immigrants Manga (1931), written and illustrated by Henry Kiyama, 1885-1951). The book went out of print and was lost until it was translated … Continue reading

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There and here: Diaspora communities in graphic literature and comix, Part 1

From Wikipedia: “…diaspora is used to refer to the involuntary mass dispersion of a population from its indigenous territories, most notably the Jews who were dispersed from the Land of Israel in antiquity” So I am a member of this … Continue reading

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View from the blog, looking at a sad couple of weeks

To say that the past two weeks have been an emotional roller-coaster is a bit of an understatement as I watched and listened to a litany of people (mostly old, white men) in their heads-down rush to strangle, or at … Continue reading

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Comics against Hitler

How Jewish comic book artists led the fight to break the silence on the Holocaust https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-how-jewish-comic-book-artists-led-the-fight-to-show-the-holocaust-1.6462797

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The search for super heroes at LB ComicCon

As I recently walked in to Long Beach Comic Con, I contemplated my tradition of identifying and searching for one specific thing. When I saw my first SpiderMan, I knew that I wanted to look for super heroes. Not the … Continue reading

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Travels with David, or the good neighbor policy in action

I grew up on the east side of Los Angeles, in a town called Montebello, a pretty cool place to grow up. It was primarily a middle-class town, filled with working class people. There were attorneys, carpenters, carpet people, clerks, … Continue reading

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Comics and Educational Technology?

That was the gist of question that a friend asked me this week. A meandering conversation at a cafe led to me THE question: What’t the connection between my professional activities as an educational technologist, and my dissertation about teaching about … Continue reading

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On some of the cognitive benefits of graphic novels and comics in school

When used in school, students begin reading graphic novels during independent reading time in class, take them home to read, and trade volumes with their friends at school. These interactions serve as a basis for instructional conversations about the nature … Continue reading

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Comix, kids, trauma, and war

Graphic novels are a great way to read and learn about history. Not so much the grand narratives in history books and textbooks. These books describe big events, and as described by Wikipedia “as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, … Continue reading

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