A teacher's ability to recognize both the potential and the pitfalls of graphic novels is critical to their value in BC classrooms. Author-artist Michael Kluckner will review and discuss a selection of recently published graphic novels and illustrated works that are relevant to the BC Social Studies curriculum, including works on Indigenous history and culture, the Japanese-Canadian and Chinese-Canadian experiences, labour history, and women's history. Michael Kluckner is the author and illustrator of a number of books on BC history, and is president of the Vancouver Historical Society.
Grade 9 and up teachers and program planners
Michael Kluckner is the author and illustrator of books on Canadian history and heritage, farming, and three graphic novels, two of which explore elements of BC history in innovative formats. He has twice won the Vancouver Book Prize as well as the Duthie Prize and other awards for his work, and is the president of the Vancouver Historical Society. He last presented to the BCSSTA conference in 2016.