Max Brooks on Comic Books and the Cure for Digital Distraction
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 5:30–8:00 p.m
The Autry in Griffith Park
- $40 Southern California Social Science Association Members / $65 SCSSA Non-Members
- Reservations Required
About the Event
Known for The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, best-selling author Max Brooks leads a discussion on the power of comic books and how to make history relevant and engaging through graphic novels. Whether you are an elementary, middle, or high school educator, Brooks’ experiences growing up with dyslexia and use of comic books to help his son overcome reading difficulty will inspire you to add graphic novels to your instructional practices.
His most recent graphic novel, The Harlem Hellfighters tells the story of the first African-American regiment to fight in WWI. Despite institutional racism, poor training, and inadequate equipment, the Hellfighters became one of the most successful, but least celebrated regiments in the war. Learn why these groundbreaking accomplishments are left out of most history texts, and how to teach The Harlem Hellfighters in your classroom.
$40 Southern California Social Science Association Members
$65 SCSSA Non-Members
TICKET includes tacos, a copy of The Harlem Hellfighters, and a no-host bar
REGISTER at SoCalSocialScience.org.
Highlights (Click image for details):
The Ahmanson Foundation • Capital Group Companies Foundation • Dwight Stuart Youth Fund • The Georgina-Fredrick Children’s Foundation • Hearst Foundations • The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation • Northrop Grumman • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California • The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation • Sony Pictures Entertainment • U.S. Bank Foundation