Teachers and librarians looking to spark productive and nuanced discussions about immigration would do well to turn to graphic novels. Requiring a particular type of investment from the reader, these texts can evoke powerful emotions and help cultivate empathy. In this session, we will review the principles of Henry’s Giroux’s Border Pedagogy and practice applying them to several graphic novels featuring first-generation immigrant characters. Come join us as we explore what happens when we bring critical thinking and compassion to a good story.
Bencel, Kim, "Understanding Immigration with Graphic Novels and Border Pedagogy" (2022). 2022 Children's Book Festival Prerecorded Sessions. 17.