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The Digi-Fiction Genre

written for and read on a computer screen that pursues its verbal, discursive and/or conceptual
complexity through the digital medium, and would lose something of its aesthetic and semiotic
function if it were removed from that medium.
The Invention of HUGO CABRET
This book has a Lexile level of 820L and the appropriate reading level for this text is grades 3-7. The
author of this text tells the story with a combination of illustrations and words, 284 of the pages are
illustrations and the story cannot be fully comprehended without taking a complete consideration of the
illustrations. Students can connect to the text because two of the main characters are children about 12
years of age. This is a great book for struggling readers and reluctant readers because it is a thick book
with 526 pages yet many of the pages are illustrations and some pages have text but not that many words
on the page. Struggling readers will have a sense of accomplishment when they are reading this book and
they can gain confidence in their reading ability. Students will learn how to connect the story that is told
in words to the parts of the story that are told in pictures.
Skeleton Creek
A breakthrough new series from bestselling author Patrick Carman, featuring text and technology in an
innovative new way.
Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek . . . and Ryan and Sarah are trying to get to the heart of it.
But after an eerie accident leaves Ryan housebound and forbidden to see Sarah, their investigation takes
two tracks: Ryan records everything in his journal, while Sarah uses her videocam to search things out. . .
and then email the clips for Ryan to see.
Manga Comic Genre
A collection of Japanese-language manga. Manga are, simply put, Japanese comics. They are
often adapted into Japanese animation. This type of cartoon is popularly known as anime.
It usually has a very distinct style of animation that features large eyes, exaggerated emotional
responses, fine features, strangely-colored hair, and other character features that will become
familiar over time as one reads manga.
Ikusa no Ko (Son of War) by Tetsuo Hara
Tetsuo Hara has continually illustrated the life and times of a man's man.
Camera angles, not words, are used to express emotions like rage and sorrow.
Tetsuo Hara is able to get his message across to the readers even if they don't read the words on the page.
This is a fragment of Tetsuo Hara's current serial, Ikusa no Ko.
The story revolves around the moment the Japanese general Nobunaga Oda lost his father. The focus of
this story is the deep sorrow often associated with the death of a loved one.
Shnen Manga: Aimed at a young male audience, usually between the ages of 8-18. Traditionally have a
young male hero and are focused on action, adventure, and fighting. Subjects can be martial arts, robots,
science fiction, sports, horror, mythological creatures etc. Recently more Shnen Manga have lead female
characters.
Examples: Dragon Ball, Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, Attack on Titan.
Shjo Manga: Aimed at young teenage girls. The Japanese (shjo), literally means "young girl".
Shjo Manga covers all different narrative styles, but with a focus on romantic relationships or emotions.
Examples: Special A, Candy Candy, Kimi ni Todoke, Boys Over Flowers, Vampire Knight, Ouran High
School Host club, Skip Beat, Wolf Girl and Black Prince, My Little Monster, Fruits Basket,
Revolutionary Girl Utena.

Seinen Manga:
(Say-Nen) Aimed at adolescent boys and men up through middle age. Seinen Manga can focus on action,
politics, science fiction, fantasy, relationships, sports, or comedy and they may contain adult themes.
Examples:
Berserk, Aiki, One Punch Man, Battle Royal, Vagabond. The female equivalent to Seinen Manga is Josei
Manga.
Kodomo Manga: Comics for little kid
Shnen Manga: Comics for young teenage boys
Shjo Manga: Comics for young teenage girls
Seinen Manga: Comics for young adult males
Seijin Manga: Adult comics for males
Josei Manga: Comics for young adult females
Djinshi Manga: Comic publication thats written by and for amateurs. Often created for self-promotion
Yonkoma Manga: Four-panel comics (usually published in newspapers)
Gekiga Manga: Comics focusing on serious topics geared toward mature audiences
Text-Talk Novel Genres
is a literary work originally written on a cellular phone via text messaging. This type of literature
originated in Japan, where it has become a popular literary genre.

Graphic Novel Genre


a type of text combining words and imagesessentially a comic, although the term most
commonly refers to a complete story presented as a book rather than a periodical.
Scott Pilgrim: Volume 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life
Scott Pilgrim's life is totally sweet.

He's 23 years old, he's in a rock band, he's "between jobs," and he's dating a cute high school
girl. Nothing could possibly go wrong, unless a seriously mind-blowing, dangerously
fashionable, rollerblading delivery girl named Ramona Flowers starts cruising through his
dreams and sailing by him at parties.
Doodle Fiction Genre
to identify literature that blends cartoons and/or doodles with writing. It is not quite a
graphic novel. Nor is it truly realistic fiction. It is a little of both.
My Life as a Cartoonist
Theres a new kid in Derek Fallons class. His name is Umberto and he uses a wheelchair.
Dereks family is still fostering Frank the monkey, and Derek thinks it would be great to train
Frank to assist Umberto. But Derek quickly realizes that Umberto is definitely not looking for
any help. Derek soon becomes the butt of Umbertos jokes. On top of that, Umberto starts
stealing Dereks cartoon ideas and claiming them as his own. How did Derek get himself into
this mess, and how can he find a way out before he is the laughingstock of school? The answer
may very well be his cartoon stripSUPER FRANK!