Destigmatizing Graphic Novels

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Graphic novels are essential for the developmental growth of a reader as well as for entertainment and experiencing the breadth of what reading has to offer. Still, booksellers are met with resistance toward the format. In this session, attendees will learn a brief history of the evolution of the graphic novel, market research on the genre, and how to talk to customers and schools in need of convincing that reading a graphic novel is, indeed, reading.

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