There are many students in my school who don't like reading but will gladly pick up a graphic novel. There are real fiction stories in the form of graphic novels, as well as classic literature. (Shakespeare) When I was growing up, you couldn't find comic books in your school library, but if a kid reads a comic book, graphic novel, magazine or a book, isn't it all the same? I believe that reading is reading, and that's why graphic novels have a place in my school library. Here's the link to the post I did in 2011, "Why I Order Graphic Novels for the Library." How many of these comic books did you read as a child?