I've been phasing (some might say sneaking) graphic novels into our high school English curriculum for years. We now have three in English 9 Basic, and recently, Watchmen has been added to the senior British Literature course.
Now I've got to draw on your expertise. This year, I have started teaching English 11 Basic. English 11 is intended for people who are in danger of failing the PA state reading test. Most are lower socio-economic status, and a large percentage are African American. Does anyone know if there are any graphic novels that deal particularly with the African American experience--similar to the way American Born Chinese treats the Asian American experience? I'd love to find out what is out there. Thanks for the help.