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Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s Classroom Hero: why World Comic Book Day is next

The Guardian – JA Micheline

“World Book Day has come and gone again, leaving a trail of happy children and quietly harried parents in its wake. Last-minute outfits cobbled together to transform young ones into The Little Prince, Hermione Granger or, perhaps, Supergirl. A tired dad interrogates the linen cupboard on behalf of his 10-year-old son, considers whether a red tablecloth can pass for a cape, and wonders: does a comic book even count? Of course it does. The turbulence surrounding the legitimacy of comic books as literature – or even, dare I say, books – is more akin to a tempest in a teapot than any real disturbance. It’s a postmodern world: high culture is low; low culture is high – and everything counts. World Book Day is meant to inspire reading of all kinds to all sorts, and comics certainly qualify.”(more)

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