“That’s Not Real Reading”: Making the Case for Graphic Novel Inclusion in Every Classroom

Despite their continuous growth in popularity in and out of the classroom, graphic novels still have the reputation as not being on par with traditional texts. This presentation will breakdown why graphic novels should be considered “real” academic reading, illustrate the relevancy of their use in secondary curricula, and provide attendees with methods for staying informed of the newest titles.


  • Amanda Melilli, Head, TDRL, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Kate Covintree, Upper School Librarian, The Wheeler School
  • Alicia Abdul