"Reading is such an important activity for all children, and using comic book-related lessons offers teachers an important new tool to draw students into the world of words, ... Comic books and graphic novels cannot replace other forms of literature, but they can be an entry point for some reluctant readers."

"Comics in the Classroom", Industry News, Scoop, May 4, 2007.

What is the Comics in the Classroom Program?

The program is designed to give you the tools to use graphic novels in your classroom or library, through book lists, lesson ideas, resources, and curriculum links. Through this program, you will be able to purchase graphic novels at a 25% discount, and gain valuable information about how to integrate them into your classroom.

What are Graphic Novels?

Graphic Novels are bound comics, either collections of individual issues making up a story arc, or a single longer narrative. Currently, they are enjoying a resurgence of popularity, as the old stigma against comics as a low-brow medium are becoming less prevalent. Graphic Novels can encourage reading, and enhance curricula in history, English, and art.

However, it is hard to know what books to use in your classroom or library, and that's where we come in to help! The Dragon is a comic book retail store, operating in Guelph, Ontario since September 1998, under the ownership of Jennifer Haines, an accredited teacher (BEd OISE 2007). It has gained acclaim both locally and internationally. The staff continually maintain and collect information for schools and libraries that will help you acquire excellent graphic novel resources for your classroom.

Please note this service is only available to schools and libraries in Ontario, Canada.

Reach us at: jennifer@thedragonweb.com