Sunday, November 23, 2008

Shaka Boy Spawns Graphic Novels in Education Conference - Jan. 31

Due to the interest in White Shaka Boy by Schools and libraries, author Alan Brody and the publishers, ViziPress are producing an extraordinary new conference with Fordham University in New York City, on Sat Jan. 31 entitled Graphica in Education.

Meet some of the best thinkers, educators and creators in this fascinating intersection between art, literature and education.

Experts are suggesting that a new generation growing up in a highly visual video internet environment seem to perceive information in a new way and they seem to be especially responsive to graphically delivered information. For more information vist our website at

Some of the confirmed speakers are:

James Bucky Carter, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of English Education at the University of Texas at El Paso. His work focuses on literacy issues and popular culture’s connections to education. His work has appeared in Marvels and Tales, ImageTexT, and International Journal of Comic Art. He has taught middle school, high school, community college, and university courses. He is the editor of Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel, which advises middle and high school teachers ideas on how to use graphic novels in their classrooms.

Dr. Michael Bitz, Ed.D.,
is the founder of The Comic Book Project and co-founder of the Youth Music Exchange is an internationally recognized innovator in education and is the first recipient of the Mind Trust fellowship in educational entrepreneurship. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Early Career Award from Teachers College, Columbia University and is the author of two forthcoming books: Manga High (Harvard Education Press) and When Commas Meet Kryptonite (Teachers College Press).

John Shableski Diamond Book Distributors

Ali T. Kokmen, Del Rey Manga/Random House Publishing Group

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