24-Hour History: The Complete Graphic Novel Collection
Some events in history not only unfold rapidly, but their impact can last for generations. That is the premise behind 24-Hour History, a beautifully illustrated graphic novel with a focused look at five critical days in U.S. history. In each of the five chapters, your child will learn about important events that happened in a very short amount of time, but that still have an impact today.
Also included are short biographies of some of the main characters, timelines, pertinent maps or diagrams, and a glossary. 24-Hour History is an action-packed introduction to significant historical events.
Includes the following titles:
About Graphic Novels:
Experienced parents know that the amount of reading their child does will have a direct and positive impact on his reading fluency and vocabulary development. That is why graphic novels - which we used to refer to as comic books - though once relegated to the category of lowbrow reading, are now experiencing a surge in popularity.
You may think that the comic book medium is primarily for mainstream American children who are peppered by snack-size visual and audio bombardment. If you desire that your children slow down and feast on the written word, then you may cringe at the idea of a graphic novel version of Moby Dick. But before you issue a home-wide ban on these books, consider the following.
If you have a reluctant or beginning reader, your first concern should be for fluidity and competency. You will find that the graphic novel's illustrations draw your child in even as the vocabulary becomes more complex. Then, because the graphics are so attention-grabbing, children often find themselves reading for pleasure.
If your reluctant reader is an older child, your main concern may be making sure that he is culturally savvy. With graphic novels, vocabulary is introduced via contextual clues, making great literature accessible to more children. The interesting pictures and snappy dialogue, with little-to-no narration to bog the reader down, will encourage independent reading and learning. As the child's competence and confidence grow, so will his joy of literacy.
Even if your older child is a competent reader, he will enjoy taking a break from the verbally intense books characteristic of higher-level learning to enjoy a more visual form of storytelling. A 2006 study found that the amount of reading children did for fun decreased from the time they were eight through the teen years. Graphic books can re-engage them in the delights of reading for leisure as well as for learning.
There are children who may never read for pleasure; God just might have wired them differently. But most children, from the reluctant, faltering reader to the brilliant but easily bored adolescent, will find graphic novels intriguing.
Number of Pages: 48 per book
Publisher: Capstone Press
The Apollo 11 Moon Landing
Author: Nel Yomtov
Illustrator: Andrew Chiu
The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Author: Terry Collins
Illustrator: Li Yishan
The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr
Author: Terry Collins
Illustrator: Dante Ginevra
The Attack on Pearl Harbor
Author: Jane Sutcliffe
Illustrator: Bob Lentz
Author: Agnieszka Biskup
Illustrator: Warren Pleece
Review by Blushing Bibliophile
”If your children are anything like mine, sometimes they find history to be a bit boring. Introducing graphic novels into our homeschool has been a game changer.”Read the Review
Review by Roads to Everywhere
”Have you ever contemplated how quickly life can change? Many changes are slow and gradual, but occasionally events come along that happen so unexpectedly and instantaneously… and change our lives forever. This set of books gives a concise overview of five such events from the mid-20th century."Read the Review