Here is yet another article about why comics belong in school libraries:

Teacher-librarians such as Ernie Cox at Mark Twain Elementary in Iowa City have embraced the graphic novel as a reading tool.

“A lot of educators see now that the graphic novel is just a format with multiple genres,” said Cox. “Fiction, non-fiction, fantasy, science fiction, mystery. The range of topics has really opened up.”

The top circulating items in Twain’s school library are all graphic novels for younger children, such as the “Lunch Lady” and “Baby Mouse” series.

Including graphic novels in a collection actually increases overall circulation.  So if you’re a school librarian, what are you waiting for?  Go get some of them funnybooks!  Full article here.