Category Archives: Multi-cultural America

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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Dispatches from the Hunker Bunker #3: Sox, comix & education

These are my work-out socks- I am training for Themed Sox Week, a celebration of victory over the sock elves, those little mischief makers who steal and then return single socks. Starting tomorrow I will celebrate with a different theme, … Continue reading

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A Sign for the Times

Taken from Redit.com For the entertainment portion of today’s blog, we begin with an article and video link to Gal Gadot and friends singing a beautiful and haunting version of Imagine Click here to for the link to the article … 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 isĀ 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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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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