Mental Health Matters - Middle School Collection

Mental Health Matters - Middle School Collection

Welcome to our Programming Packages!
We have curated a list of titles and created marketing materials and activities to help promote and get the most out of the titles in your Comics Plus Collection!

At their best, the people we meet and places we visit in comics can help young readers develop empathy for themselves and others by providing immersive perspectives of relatable experiences, or introducing them to new perspectives. To help your patrons facilitate healthy connections, we’ve developed this new programming packages featuring resources and specific title recommendations for the Children's Library Collection.


Introduction & Book Talk with Moni Barrette 

Join our librarian as she discusses the importance of this curated list and highlights a few titles for your patrons will love!




Articles & Curated Lists

Below you will find curated lists and their corresponding articles to allow you take an even deeper dive into these titles!


Main Lists



MINI LISTS

Introducing Mini Lists! These are segmented lists that focus even deeper into the main list(s). ENJOY! 

This mini-list was curated to be a handy and impactful teaching tool that aligns with our Mental Health Matters packages. It features a mix of titles perfect for leisure reading and curricular alignment, presenting difficult topics in accessible stories for students to engage with, enjoy, and realize they are not alone.


Programming Resources

Use the programming resources and ideas below to engage your readers in Graphic Medicine and Social & Emotional Learning!
Click the image or link to download the resource. 

Teaching Suggestions

  1. Back matter includes a timeline of the story’s events, a glossary, and many resources to guide further reading. These also provide good starting points for young readers to learn about researching important topics and evaluating their sources.
  2. NOTE: This title is available in our Elementary, Middle School, Children’s Library, All-Access for Schools, and All-Access for Public Libraries collections.


Dignifying Science: Stories About Women Scientists by Jim Ottaviani (GT Labs)

  1. Extensive back matter includes notes and references about each scientist, making it a prime starting point for a book report or more in-depth research on any of them.
  2. NOTE: This title is available in our Middle School, High School, Children’s Library, All-Access for Schools, and All-Access for Public Libraries collections.

Publisher Teaching Guides



Comics BINGO!






Reading Challenge




Marketing Tools

Click the images and links below to download and use these images to bring awareness and attention to start promoting your Graphic Medicine and Social & Emotional Learning titles!
Some suggestions for use: 1. Social Media Posts 2. Your Library website 3. Any digital materials or communication you send out 4. Any physical materials you print out!

Social Media Ready Posts

Click on the images below to download and post directly to social media! 
      




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Further Reading



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