Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Neil Gaiman's THE GRAVEYARD BOOK in the College Classroom

With a front cover sporting the golden seal of the 2009 Newbery Medal and the phrase "The #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2009 Hugo Award," I can't imagine that you would be surprised to find Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book in middle and high school classrooms. And, frankly, you shouldn't be surprised to find The Graveyard Book in college classrooms as well.

Yes, The Graveyard Book is taught in courses on adolescent literature and media in colleges such as Catholic University of America, East Tennessee State, and Loyola University of Chicago, alongside J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Monster by Walter Dean Myers, and American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang.

The Graveyard Book has also earned its place in courses on science fiction, fantasy, and horror at such universities as Long Beach City College.

And, happily, The Graveyard Book was chosen as one of Western Michigan University's First-Year Seminar Fall 2010 Common Read Selections.

Shouldn't you consider making The Graveyard Book (9780060530945, paperback, $7.99) required reading in one of your courses? To request a desk copy, please use this form.*

*No phone calls please. This offer is valid in the United States only and will expire on March 11, 2011. No more than one book per person. Ship to college address only. Proof of employment at college must be given upon request. Limited supply. Requests will be filled while supplies last. Our receipt of a request does not guarantee fulfillment.

1 comment:

  1. I'm getting my master's in library science right now; we used this book in my Information Needs for Young Adults class. It was terrific!