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AASL National Conference & Exhibition 2017

Telling Their Stories through Graphic Novels - Views from Behind the Fence

Nov 11, 2017 2:00pm ‐ Nov 11, 2017 3:00pm

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This session describes a 2016 Will Eisner Innovation Grant Award project conducted at the Birchwood School in the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice. Incarcerated students wrote a graphic novel based on their gang experiences. Then, two graphic illustrators worked with the students to illustrate their story, an anti-gang tool. Participants will learn how to replicate this program on any topic at their schools, and how to apply for an ALA / Eisner grant.


  • Karen Gavigan, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina
  • Susan McNair, School Librarian, Birchwood School, S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice

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