Here’s a Gift Idea: Great Graphic Novels for Kids
We should all encourage our children to read more. Black Friday maybe over, and Christmas maybe only a couple days away, but if you’re in a hurry it may not be too late to buy your kids a good book. How about a graphic novel?
Great Graphic Novels for Kids gift list
At this point in our cultural history, it’s pretty much well-acknowledged that graphic novels are cool, legitimate vehicles for storytelling. Comics aren’t just Superman and Batman beating up on villains and/or each other every month. There are sports comics and mystery comics and autobiographical comics and love stories and war stories and stories that will make your heart hurt so badly that you may feel truly alive for the first time in forever. The medium has grown and matured—and for the last ten years has been bursting with life. And as the storytelling has improved for adults, it has also cultivated a beautiful selection of books for our kids.
With Black Friday looming, some of us may be looking for gifts that are a little different from the electronic toys and gadgets that will draw consumers out even as early as Thanksgiving night in the search for bargains. Graphic novels can make a unique and inspiring gift for a child. After all, if you spark a child’s interest in the medium with good, solid storytelling and non-exploitative narrative, what better chance of converting them to the medium when they’re older, right? Because of this, many parents, guardians, aunts, uncles, grandparents, teachers, and friends are wondering what graphic novels, if any, would be appropriate for the young people in their lives.