I didn't promote them.
And I most certainly didn't recommend that a child read one of those!
As my two-year-old would say, "So sad, mommy. So sad."
And she's right. This is the best way to describe how I feel about these lost opportunities. I'm hooked and frankly a bit obsessed. While certainly not all graphic novels are created equal, there are many good ones out there. The text and illustrations work together beautifully for students to comprehend and infer the author's story.
Of course, just like picture books, not all graphic novels are meant for all age groups. Just because there are more pictures does not mean that the content and story line will appeal (or be understood) by everyone.
But, there are so many good ones. Here are a few of my favorites.
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
El Deaf by Cece Bell
Primates by Jim Ottaviani & Maris Wicks
March: Book One by John Lewis & Andrew Aydin