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UNF Literacy Professor Leads Comics/Graphic Novel Session at Downtown Library
UNF Literacy Professor Leads Comics/Graphic Novel Session at Downtown Library

Dr. Katie Monnin, author and assistant professor of Literacy at the University of North Florida,” will lead a session “Calling All Parents! Come Learn Why Comics and Graphic Novels are Really Reading!” from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, in the Children’s Department at the main Jacksonville Public Library downtown.

Join Monnin, one of the country’s leading experts on the use of comics and graphic novels in the classroom, for an exciting foray into the world of graphic novels. Learn about the history of the medium and why it’s a part of a balanced diet of literary education.

The Southside resident’s first book, “Teaching Graphic Novels,” was recognized as a finalist for the 2009 ForeWord Educational Book of the Year Award. Her latest book, “Teaching Early Reader Comics & Graphic Novels,” will be released early this year.

Monnin, who has taught at UNF for three years, has presented nationally at conferences on teaching graphic novels in the classroom, new media as well as image and print-text literacies. She earned a doctorate degree from Kent State University and a master’s degree from the University of Dayton. She received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University.

For more information about this event, contact the Jacksonville Public Library’s main library at (904) 620-2665.

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