COMMUNICATION ARTS 
GRAFTON HIGH SCHOOL
"Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like." - John Cleese


 jatkins@grafton.k12.wi.us – Office: 376 5570



Welcome to Mr. Atkins' online resource page. Students and parents should use this site as an additional support for the work that we do in class.

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WHAT IS MR. ATKINS READING?

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American Born Chinese is a graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang. Released in 2006 by First Second Books, it was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Awards in the category of Young People's Literature.[1] It won the 2007Michael L. Printz Award,[2] the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New, the Publishers Weekly Comics Week Best Comic of the Year, the San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year, the 2006/2007 Best Book Award from The Chinese American Librarians Association, and Amazon.com Best Graphic Novel/Comic of the Year.



"The Tao of Pooh is a book written by Benjamin Hoff. The book is intended as an introduction to the Eastern belief system of Taoism for Westerners. It allegorically employs the fictional characters of A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories to explain the basic principles of philosophical Taoism. Hoff later wrote The Te of Piglet, a companion book."


"Persepolis is an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi depicting her childhood up to her early adult years in Iran during and after the Islamic revolution. The title is a reference to the ancient capital of the Persian Empire, Persepolis. Originally published in French, it has been translated into several languages including English."


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"Co-translated by the author of Cloud Atlas, a journey into the mind of a remarkable 13-year-old Japanese boy with severe autism shares firsthand insights into a variety of experiences associated with the disorder, from behavioral traits and misconceptions to perceptions about the world and social awareness."
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
  1. Students should remember to bring their independent reading choice EVERY Wednesday!