Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The purpose of this study is to utilize qualitative content analysis to examine the main characters in teen graphic novels from 2018. This study is designed to analyze the main protagonist in graphic novels to find patterns to help secondary librarians and teachers choose graphic novels that will appeal to students in grades 9-12. Three questions this study asks are: 1)What traits make a compelling protagonist for high schoolers? 2)Are there any traits shared between protagonists in graphic novels? And 3)What roles do protagonists of graphic novels play in the storyline?
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of School Library Studies
Joan Bessman Taylor, Graduate Faculty First Reader
Karla Krueger, Graduate Faculty Second Reader
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©2020 Danielle Lahr
Lahr, Danielle, "Characterizing protagonists in graphic novels for teens" (2020). Graduate Research Papers. 1407.