Empowering youth to become global citizens through graphic novels: A critical content analysis

Kasey Garrison, KAREN GAVIGAN

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Abstract

How we teach youth about social justice issues, and promote diversity in books, is crucial to supporting global citizenship and building cultural empathy. This research posits that graphic novels are useful tools to teach social justice topics given the duality of text and illustrations and the focus of diversity and social justice issues of many graphic novel titles. Using a critical content analysis approach, we examine examples of graphic novels giving marginalized communities a voice and targeting social justice topics and explore best practices in using graphic novels to empower youth to become global citizens.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Proceedings of the 48th Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship and the 23rd International Forum on Research in School Librarianship
EditorsJ.L. Branch-Mueller
Place of PublicationEdmonton, Canada
PublisherUniversity of Alberta
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 09 Oct 2019
Event48th Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship and The 23rd International Forum on Research on School Librarianship - Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel , Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 21 Oct 201925 Oct 2019
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Conference

Conference48th Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship and The 23rd International Forum on Research on School Librarianship
Abbreviated titleConvergence – empowering – transformation: School libraries
CountryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period21/10/1925/10/19
OtherThe main goals are:
to learn about current school library practice and research;
to discuss the mission, vision, and role of the school library in a digital society;
to explore and discuss ideas for transforming school library programs;
to learn about school library programs in Croatia and the region;
to create global connections for future cooperation.
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    Garrison, K., & GAVIGAN, KAREN. (2019). Empowering youth to become global citizens through graphic novels: A critical content analysis. In J. L. Branch-Mueller (Ed.), Proceedings of the 48th Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship and the 23rd International Forum on Research in School Librarianship (pp. 1-8). University of Alberta.