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Meryl Jaffe is an author specializing in kid-lit and promoting verbal and visual literacies through the use of comic books, traditional prose texts and multi-media integration, and is an instructor for Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth - where she teaches critical reading, writing, and visual literacy courses. In her spare time she concocts awesome kid-lit stories, hones her paper-cutting (and not finger cutting) skills, tries to find quality time with husband Adam and kids, loves reading happy, kookie, artsy, informational and interesting books, and loves hearing from teachers, parents, kids and fans.


Dr. Jaffe’s publications include: Worth A Thousand Words: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Visual and Verbal Literacy (2018); “Dramatic Reading” featured story and online Teacher’s Guide (CBLDF’s Liberty Annual, 2014);  “Raising a Reader! How Comics and Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Learn to Read” (CBLDF, 2013); and “Using Content-Are Graphic Texts for Learning (Capstone, 2012); and a featured column for Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) "Using Graphic Novels in Education".

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