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Read It, Read It, Read All About It!
My students need graphic novels for pleasure reading.
Operating a media center in a high school is a challenging undertaking. Students tend to think the media center is only for checking out books when necessary for a project. Including a large graphic novels section to entice the students to enter the media center is ideal.
My school is a public K12 high school.
We serve approximately 1,800 students from all walks of life. We serve a predominately military community, with a very transient student population. Oftentimes, students visit the media center when they first come to the school in order to feel a sense of belonging. Creating a media center that is inviting and offers a wide variety of materials is necessary to keep the students coming back.
In order to serve our diverse student population, we strive to provide a collection that suits the needs and wishes of the students. One of the most popular sections of the collection is the graphic books. They are checked out so often that they tend to wear out much quicker than other books. By offering a wide variety of graphic novels, the wear and tear seems to be lessened. My belief is that students become better readers through reading - whether that be graphic novels, fiction, or nonfiction.
One of the goals that I had as a media specialist was to increase student circulation of materials.
Obtaining more graphic novels helps with fulfilling that goal. Becoming an avid reader is paramount to lifelong learning. Students who typically don't like to read gravitate towards graphic novels, so getting them to read anything is a feat. This will hopefully ease them into the world of reading and create lifelong readers.
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