Goofy headline notwithstanding, here’s a cool article about non-fiction comics making their way into history curricula from The London Free Press:
“Comics tend to have the best of both worlds. You get that visual aspect with the intimacy of a book,” said Wiseman, whose store is sponsoring Comic Book Literacy Day March 16 at the Central Library.
Five years ago, Wiseman got the graphic novel Louis Riel, by Chester Brown, into the Thames Valley District school board as teachers tried new ways to teach history. Two Generals, about the Second World War, will also appear in history classrooms.
Louis Riel by Chester Brown is one of the most amazing graphic novels I’ve ever read. The hand-written footnotes alone are worth the cover price. If you haven’t checked it out, go check it out!
Full article here.