Bitz, Michael: Manga High. Literacy, Identity, and Coming of Age in an Urban High School. Cambridge: Harvard Education Pr. 2009.
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ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-934742-19-8
BibTeX citation key: Bitz2009
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Keywords: Creative process, Didactics, Empirical research, Fandom, Interculturalism, Japan, Manga, USA
Publisher: Harvard Education Pr. (Cambridge)
Based on a four-year study, Manga High explores the convergence of literacy, creativity, social development, and personal identity in one of New York City’s largest high schools.
Since 2004, students at Martin Luther King, Jr., High School in Manhattan have been creating manga—Japanese comic books. They write the stories, design the characters, and publish their works in print and on the Internet. These students—African-American and Latino teenagers—are more than interested in the art and medium of manga. They have become completely engrossed in Japanese language, culture, and society.
Manga High is highlighted by reproductions and content analysis of students’ original art and writing. An appendix includes guidelines for educators on starting a comic book club.
Table of Contents
List of Figures (vii)
Introduction: The Story Behind the Stories (1)
Part I: The Story
Part II: The Students
Conclusion: Beyond the Comics (153)
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