Friday, September 5, 2008

Nickelodeon Hosts Best Kids’ Graphic Novels Awards

The title says it all. Nickelodeon Magazine is hosting it’s first graphic novels awards for kids. The point is to honor the best in comic literature for kids ages 7 to 13.

Nominations of great comic literature should be sent to:

Chris Duffy or Dave Roman 

Graphic Novel Award 

Nickelodeon Magazine

1515 Broadway 37th Floor 

New York, NY 10036

Based on those submissions, the Nick editorial staff will choose the list that kids can vote on.

Nominations are due September 30, 2008. The list of nominees will be available in the December mag and online. Then kids can submit their votes. I can see classroom getting involved in the process.

First, the students could compile a list of comic literature, complete with an essay on why that graphic novel is the best. Then those could be submitted to Nick. When the nominations are released in December, the students could then vote and the answers tallied. Then that data could be compared to the final results. Writing, reading, mathematics, and a host of higher order thinking skills, all inside one little contest. Excellent (said in my most devious Mr. Burns voice.)

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