Heart of the City by Steenz for April 18, 2019

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    einarbt  about 5 years ago

    Good one Heart! Well played.

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    Templo S.U.D.  about 5 years ago

    I’d be surprised that either all or some of the graphic novel readers there are Heart’s classmates in Mr. Burgess’s class.

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    codycab  about 5 years ago

    What teach? You’d rather she get the whole group?

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    blunebottle  about 5 years ago

    I’d side with Heart. If a kid will get deeply involved with a story with graphics, they are still reading. Did you know you can get a Manga Bible? From Genesis to Revelation? Let me tell you, it’s graphic!.

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    Seto_kaiba0101  about 5 years ago

    100% with Heart!

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member about 5 years ago

    Well, as Somerset Maugham put it, “if forty million people say a foolish thing it does not become a wise one, but the wise man is foolish to give them the lie.”

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    Nevets  about 5 years ago

    If reading a graphic novel like Maus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maus), a Pulitzer Prize winner, isn’t reading, then I’ll submit many books without pictures shouldn’t qualify either.

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    John Leonard Premium Member about 5 years ago

    As long as he’s judging books on appearances, rather than content, I suppose I should confess that a lot of my books look like my cell phone.

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    Amra Leo  about 5 years ago

    YES!

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    cholomanaba  about 5 years ago

    I guess that teaches Mr. Burguess NOT to mess with Heart…. one point to the oppressed!

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    ShadowBeast Premium Member about 5 years ago

    Heart brought an army.

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    1001770  about 5 years ago

    Reader powers unite!

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    DM2860  about 5 years ago

    Many great classics have been reproduced as graphic novel.

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    DukeDiamond  about 5 years ago

    YES!!! <3

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    Plods with ...™  about 5 years ago

    !

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    Mary Sullivan Premium Member about 5 years ago

    She’s certainly learned a lot from this project, that’s for sure.

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    marilynnbyerly  about 5 years ago

    I’d have done some research and told him what some very important adults thought about the subject. Or I’d sic Neil Gaiman on him. Same results.

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    Herb L 1954  about 5 years ago

    Ya gotta have Heart ;)

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    Dragoncat  about 5 years ago

    Hence the answer to that famous question, “You and what army?”

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    willie_mctell  about 5 years ago

    A woman i worked for in IT originally taught high school remedial English. She had her students bring stuff to class to read aloud. They could bring comics, car magazines, celebrity trash, anything they wanted. It got them engaged in a way that “good” reading matter couldn’t.

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    Laurie Sefton Premium Member about 5 years ago

    Heart could have brought in the school librarian….

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    barister  about 5 years ago

    Unfortunately, that group proves the teacher’s point and explains alot about kids today.

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    asrialfeeple  almost 5 years ago

    Our name is Legion, for we are many.

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  almost 5 years ago

    We had to have our book approved by the teacher before even doing the report.

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    sueb1863  almost 5 years ago

    He never said reading a graphic novel wasn’t reading, he said it wasn’t the same as reading a book and he’s right. They’re two different mediums. Reading a graphic novel adaptation of a book is not the same thing as reading the book itself.

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    lemon868  almost 5 years ago

    I too read a great many graphic novels, and some are just that. They are autobiographies, science fiction adventure, and many are magnificent. So I side with Heart too.

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    Teto85 Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Good to see the large population of girls in that last panel.

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    eladee AKA Wally  almost 5 years ago

    Well at least they are reading SOMETHING! Sometimes as a teacher you have to pick your battles.

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    Decepticomic  almost 3 years ago

    So I get the complaint Burgess has. Text-only novels are generally longer, more complex, and more boring to read. Kids should have a tough time with reading so that they can develop negative associations with it. That way, when they become adults, they’ll generally try to avoid reading books at all (besides textbooks) because of terrible memories from school. After all, that’s what HE probably had to do.

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