Glen Downey

Dr. Glen Downey is an award-winning children’s author, educator, and academic from Oakville, Ontario. He has written more than ninety books for young people across a variety of genres, including graphic novels and theme-based classroom books focused on developing the literacy of reluctant readers. He was the series editor of Graphic Poetry, winner of the 2010 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association and the 2011 Teachers Choice Award from Learning Magazine. Glen received his Ph.D. from the University of Victoria in 1998, focusing on the history and theory of games in literature and culture. Since then, he has taught at a number of secondary and postsecondary institutions including UBC, Appleby College, and most recently, The York School in Toronto. His books have been published by Rubicon, Harcourt, Oxford, Scholastic, and Pearson Canada, and his reviews have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Beat, and Publishers Weekly.

MAGAZINE CONTENT BY GLEN DOWNEY

OscarOscar Math: The Avengers + The Dark Knight Rises = One Nomination

I managed to catch most of the live stream of the Academy Award nominations the other day, and I wasn’t surprised by the list of nominees in each category.

Comic Book Classroom_0Changing Attitudes to Comics in the Classroom

There is no shortage of curriculum experts who have weighed in on the growing impact of comics in the K-12 classroom.

OmegaTheUnknownTPBEverything I Know I Learned from Comics: Some Words of Advice for the Inquisitive Child

I remember the moment I learned who I was as a reader.

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