Girl Power! (Part V) Graphic Novels Written by Women About Strong Girls

In this course we will read a different graphic novels written by women (Jen Wang, Katie O'Neil, Hope Larson, Noelle Stevenson to name a few) and/or about young strong girls every week.
Danielle Rhodes, PhD
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55 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

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Class Experience

To explore the genre of the graphic novel
To consider how text and image affect the reader
To think independently about the issues raised in the readings
To verbally communicate any interpretations, questions, and information about the the readings
When I was in graduate school, I was a TA for a graphic novel class and it opened up my mind to the possibilities. Today we see many classics being remade into graphic novels (To Kill a Mockingbird, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Giver), and my goal is to introduce some lesser known titles that encourage girl power!
There will be one graphic novel to read each week, some are longer than others. Students will be asked to follow along with a reading guide and prepare answers to the discussion questions for our class meetings.
Students must have copies of the book-- can be hardcopy or e-book. These books all have e-versions. In many cases the e-books are cheaper and there are many used versions available. You can also check your local library for the books, many have them both hardcopy and/or the electronic version. 

Schedule for winter 2022 (subject to change):
Week of 1/9: Nimona-- Noelle Stevenson
Week of 1/23: Aquicorn Cove-- Katie O'Neil
Week of 1/30: In Real Life-- Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang
No class 2/6
Week of 2/13: Twins-- Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
Week of 2/20 Hereville: How Mirka Got her Sword-- Barry Deutsch
Week of 2/27: Worlds: The Sand Warrior-- Mark and Alexis Siegel
Week of 3/6: The Time Museum-- Matthew Loux
Week of 3/13: Measuring Uo-- Lilly LaMotte
Week of 3/20: All Summer Long-- Hope Larson
Week of 3/27: Sanity & Tallulah-- Molly Brooks
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
These novels range in recommended ages from 8 to 13. I encourage parents to review the texts if they are concerned about appropriateness for their child.


Danielle Rhodes, PhD
Lives in the United States
Instilling Confidence and Having Fun
235 total reviews
99 completed classes

About Me

Hi! I'm so excited to be a part of the Out School community. I have a PhD in English and have been teaching composition, technical writing, and American and British literature at the post-secondary level since 2008 at universities, two year... 
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