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    Let's Talk Comics and Graphic Novels
    Posted on 11/30/2020
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    On December 14th  Ms. Sterling spoke about why comics and graphic novels are popular, the academic benefits of reading comics and graphic novels, and give suggestions of comics and graphic novels in all genres.

    You can now view the presentation:


    Thanks to an EAC grant, we will be giving new graphic novels to students furthest from educational justice before the December break!

    Not able to attend? Check out Ms. Sterling's PowerPoint Presention >>

    How to support getting graphic novels into the hands of more students:
    1. Donate to the EAC Fund – The Eckstein Library is thankful to be able to purchase new books for the collection thanks primarily to the PTSA and EAC. Consider donating so that Ms. Sterling can apply for funds to get new graphic novels!
    2. Check out the Eckstein Library Graphic Novel Wishlist. Have one at home you’d like to donate or want to purchase a book and have it directly sent to Eckstein? Email Ms. Sterling at to arrange a drop-off time or drop it off on Wednesdays during curbside pickup from 4:30-5:30 or mail to Eckstein Middle School c/o Erin Sterling 3003 NE 75th St. Seattle, WA 98115.

    3. Graphic Novel Book Drive for students’ home libraries! Thanks to an EAC grant, we were able to purchase around 300 new graphic novels for Eckstein students, but we are also doing a graphic novels book drive to give to students as well. Donate gently used graphic novels your kids have finished!

    4. Hoopla is a free comics service through the Seattle Public Library where students can read 15 comics or graphic novels every month for free with their library card. Did you know all students have a library card? Their library card number is 990000 followed by their 7-digit student ID they can find on the Source and their pin is their birthdate in MMDD (month, month, day, day) format. Have questions about it? Email Ms. Sterling at
    Graphic Novel Suggestions from Ms. Sterling