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Bitz, Michael, EdD
Manga high : literacy, identity, and coming of age in an urban high school / Michael Bitz ; [foreword by Franc╠Žoise Mouly]
Alternate Title Literacy, identity, and coming of age in an urban high school
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Education Press, c2009
book jacket
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 4th Floor  LB1632 .B58 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Comic books, strips, etc., in education -- United States -- Case studies
Comic books and teenagers -- United States -- Case studies
Subject Martin Luther King Jr. High School (New York, N.Y.) -- Case studies
Subject(s) Children with social disabilities -- Education (Secondary) -- United States -- Case studies
Minority high school students -- United States -- Social conditions -- Case studies
Physical Description xii, 196 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-178) and index
Contents Foreword / Franc╠Žoise Mouly -- Introduction: the story behind the stories -- Part I: The story. "Manga is my life": foundations of the comic book club -- "Superman is so silly": student connections to manga -- "I'm writing for my life": literacy and learning -- "My name is Sayuri": identity and culture -- "They changed. They really changed!": inspiring educators -- Part II: The students. Stardaisha -- C-Wiz -- Erick -- Samantha -- Tenzin -- Reggie -- Treasure -- Kischer -- Keith -- Conclusion: beyond the comics -- Appendixes. Anatomy of a comic book club -- Methodology -- Club members' favorite manga

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