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Guest Post by Robin Brenner… This Summer’s Female Heroes: Fighting More Than One Battle (2)

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The mainstream comics industry has been roundly (and justifiably) criticized for its problematic representation of women as well as its reluctance to acknowledge women as a fanbase with valid opinions.

Guest Post by Robin Brenner… This Summer’s Female Heroes: Fighting More Than One Battle (1)

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It’s a tough time to be a superheroine fan…

Guest Post by Miguel Rodriguez: “Something is happening! Send your critical thinkers quick!”

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Entire worlds have been opened to me as the direct result of my independent studies into what some would call “low brow,” “exploitative,” or “disreputable” art forms.

Guest Post by John Chase… Character Education: The Secret Benefit of Edtech and Media Literacy

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College and career readiness is not simply about understanding a McGraw-Hill textbook or filling in the right bubble on a standardized test, but knowing how to behave and cooperate with people in the classroom and on the job.

Guest Post by Caitlin Plovnick: The Universe Behind The Universe

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When we provide graphic novels and comics, we should also be prepared to introduce curious readers to information about their history, how they are produced and who produces them.

Guest Post by Maria Selke: Harnessing Fandom to Teach the Hero’s Journey

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I’ve always been proud of my fandom, but I’m even more thrilled that it is a powerful tool for instruction in my classroom.