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Nimona - Teacher Guide

Nimona is the 2021 PPLD All Pikes Peak Reads selection. This guide is intended for teachers to use to incorporate the title in their classroom.

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Nimona is a graphic novel. If you aren't familiar with this format, please read below to learn more about it!

"Graphic novels are stories that are told using sequential art. Authors use words and images to tell their stories, although some graphic novels tell an entire narrative using only art. They contain a complete story, just like a novel. The outdated idea that graphic novels are meant for kids or not serious literature has given way to an appreciation of them as a format for all ages, with rich storytelling comparable to traditional text-only books.  

Graphic novels are a format, rather than a genre. Almost any story you can think of can or has been told through this format. Traditional tropes in story or character are present, and those not usually seen in graphic novels are increasingly being introduced to the format. Although graphic novels about superheroes and superheroines dominate the genre, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, western, and slice of life are all highly popular."  (Sabat, Getting Up to Speed in Graphic Novels).

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Sabat, Y. (n.d.). Getting Up to Speed in Graphic Novels. Colorado Springs.