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I haven’t read many graphic novels, not because I have anything against the medium but mainly because of a lack of exposure and lack of interest in the typical subject matter. At the library on Saturday I picked up “To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel” by Siena Cherson Siegel and Mark Siegel. I was captivated by how much depth and breadth the images added to the story. This book demonstrates that graphic novels don’t need to be consigned to the realm of superheroes, dark plots, and science fiction. It’s a story telling medium suitable for any subject. And, of course, let’s get more girls involved! (references: NY Times: For Graphic Novels, a New Frontier: Teenage Girls, Brodart Books: Graphic Novels are for Girls Too, Amazon Listmania: A Girl’s Guide to Graphic Novels)

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