PRH Education Translanguaging Collections

Translanguaging is a communicative practice of bilinguals and multilinguals, that is, it is a practice whereby bilinguals and multilinguals use their entire linguistic repertoire to communicate and make meaning (García, 2009; García, Ibarra Johnson, & Seltzer, 2017)   It is through that lens that we have partnered with teacher educators and bilingual education experts, Drs.

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New Thematic Educator Guides: Teaching with Graphic Fiction and Nonfiction

Comics hold a special place in the literary landscape of schools, but as a form or medium, comics don’t often get a lot of teacher approval. In fact, some research has found that teachers are afraid they won’t be taken seriously if they use comics in their classes. But, here’s the thing: teachers who have

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Comics Education in Conversation: Jenny Robb

Jenny Robb (she/her) is Curator and Associate Professor at The Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.  She holds masters degrees in History and Museum Studies from Syracuse University.  Robb has curated many comics exhibitions, including Exploring Calvin and Hobbes; Looking Backward, Looking Forward: U.S. Immigration in Cartoons and Comics, and Into the

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The New York Public Library’s Best Books of 2021

The New York Public Library has announced their Best Books of 2021. This is their annual recommendations for kids, teens, and adults, all curated by expert librarians. The titles that made the lists encompass fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, poetry, kids’ books in Spanish, and much more. All of these books are available in the Library’s

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Comics Education in Conversation: Michelle Ollie

Michelle Ollie is co-founder and president of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS), a nonprofit college and studio based in Vermont. CCS studio has produced a series of multiple Eisner Award-winning graphic biographies about iconic historical figures and The Cartoonist Veteran project. Ollie was previously a director and faculty at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She teaches

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Comics Education in Conversation: Kinko Ito

Kinko Ito received her Ph.D. in Sociology from The Ohio State University. She is Professor of Sociology at University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she teaches Introduction to Sociology, Classical Sociological Theory, Organizations, and Japanese Culture and Society. She published numerous articles and book chapters on manga (Japanese comics), anime (animation), and the Ainu

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Comics Education in Conversation: Tahneer Oksman

Tahneer Oksman is Associate Professor of Academic Writing at Marymount Manhattan College, where she teaches courses in writing, literature, and cultural journalism. She is author of “How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?”: Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs (Columbia University Press), and co-editor of The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell: A Place Inside

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Comics Education in Conversation: Michelle Ann Abate

Michelle Ann Abate is Professor of Literature for Children and Young Adults at The Ohio State University.  She is the author of six books of literary criticism, including Tomboys: A Literary and Cultural History (2008) which was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award.  Her most recent book, No Kids Allowed: Children’s Literature for Adults, was

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Comics Education in Conversation: Shiamin Kwa

Shiamin Kwa is Associate Professor and Chair of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Comparative Literature at Bryn Mawr College. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Classical Chinese Literature from Harvard University and her B.A. in English Literature from Dartmouth College. She is the author of Regarding Frames: Thinking with Comics in the Twenty-First Century  (RIT

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Comics Education in Conversation: Margaret Galvan

Margaret Galvan is Assistant Professor of Visual Rhetoric in the Department of English at the University of Florida. She is finishing a book, In Visible Archives of the 1980s, under contract with the University of Minnesota Press, which examines how publishing practices and archives have shaped understandings of the visual within feminist and queer activism.

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A Message to Educators from GB Tran, Author of Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’re spotlighting books that celebrate the history, culture, and experiences of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community for students to read and learn from not only this month but all year long. In the graphic memoir Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey, artist GB Tran brings

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Comics Education in Conversation: Francesca Lyn

Francesca Lyn, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Lyn is a critical race and gender scholar whose current interdisciplinary research centers on how women of color depict their own lived experiences. Her project “The Fragmentary Body: Traumatic Configurations in Autobiographical Comics by

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