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A Public Service Announcement! ;)

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Go Read: _When Commas Meet Kryptonite_

Michael Bitz's new book When Commas Meet Kryptonite: Classrooms Lessons from the Comic Book Project is now available! It's a write-up of qualitative research regarding students' composition processes when engaged in the writing and drawing of comics art. Forwards by Jim Davis of Garfield and yours truly help to contextualize this work as a very important text regarding comics and literacy study. I can't recommend it enough, and if English Language Arts teachers need just one book to convince them that comics and literacy skills can combine to help students become engaged, confident, metacognitive composers, this is it!


mjhollman said...

who is the publisher? how do you know the writer?

Bucky C. said...

It's out of Teachers College Press. Bitz's last book, _Manga High_ was out of Harvard Education Press. I've known *about* Michael for years now through the comic book project: http://www.comicbookproject.org and couple of articles he wrote early on that I've mentioned from time to time in my written work. We met in person in 2009 and have remained in touch.