Gene Luen Yang: Comics belong in the classroom!


FUTURO_2018 is on the roll. MILANO411 wants you to consider a future where comics teach. What?

Is this the continual “dumbing” down of America, and thus the world? Or is an “Old School” way of teaching a very visual generation?

Comic books and graphic novels belong in every teacher’s toolkit, says cartoonist and educator Gene Luen Yang. Set against the backdrop of his own witty, colorful drawings, Yang explores the history of comics in American education — and reveals some unexpected insights about their potential for helping kids learn.

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