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What’s more fun than nerding out over your favorite thing with your peers? Pretty much nothing, as far as we’re concerned.

That’s why we hold our virtual student clubs, so that students have an opportunity to connect with each other over their shared passions. They’re definitely not the only ones who can’t get enough graphic novels or beg to stay up late playing Minecraft. So why not help them explore what they love with their peers and solve creative challenges together? Check out our current offerings…

Virtual Graphic Novels Club

MoPOP’s virtual Graphic Novels Club provides a unique opportunity for students to bond with fellow nerds while cultivating a natural love for reading. Each month, we’ll use a graphic novel (or two) to explore social justice topics and issues such as LGBTQ+ and Black stories, climate change, immigrant equity, and more. With separate tracks for readers ages 9–11 (Blue Club) and ages 12–14 (Red Club), sessions will alternate between discussions about the books and creating art inspired by our favorite cartoonists and graphic novelists.

  • Blue Club: ages 9-11
  • Red Club: ages 12-14
  • Meetings on Zoom, weekly on Tuesdays from 4:00–5:00pm PT
  • Sign up for any (or all!) of the months you’d like
  • Cost: $10/month

*Books not included in registration fee


May

Theme: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Blue Club: Avatar: The Last Airbender — The Lost Adventures and Avatar: The Last Airbender — Team Avatar Tales by Gene Luen Yang

Red Club (Cancelled): Avatar: The Last Airbender — The Lost Adventures and Avatar: The Last Airbender — Team Avatar Tales by Gene Luen Yang

Avatar: The Last Airbender is a beloved and acclaimed animated series that explores themes of friendship, the environment, war, and self-understanding. Both clubs will read graphic novels inspired by the series which continue building on the world made popular in the show. In our meetings, we’ll discuss the connection between the series and the graphic novels, make our own cartoons, and discover how media can inspire us to be empowered friends, community members, and individuals.

Tuesdays May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31


May Blue Club

Ages 9-11 Register ▸

May Red Club

Ages 12-14 - Cancelled

June

Theme: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Blue Club: Katara and the Pirate’s Silver and Suki, Alone by Faith Erin Hicks

Red Club: Katara and the Pirate’s Silver and Suki, Alone by Faith Erin Hicks

Avatar: The Last Airbender is a beloved and acclaimed animated series that explores themes of friendship, the environment, war, and self-understanding. Both clubs will focus on graphic novels which highlight two of the series’ incredible female protagonists Katara and Suki. In our meetings, we’ll discuss the connection between the series and the graphic novels, make our own cartoons, and discover how media can inspire us to be empowered friends, community members, and individuals.

Tuesdays June 7, 14, 21, and 28


June Blue Club

Ages 9-11 Register ▸

June Red Club

Ages 12-14 Register ▸


RECENTLY PASSED

March

Theme: Studio Ghibli

Blue Club: My Neighbor Totoro Book 1 by Hayao Miyazaki

Red Club: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki

My Neighbor Totoro (Blue Club) and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Red Club) are classic early works by acclaimed author and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. Both stories follow heroes who must find a way for humans and the environment to co-exist. In our meetings, we’ll compare the books with clips from their animated film counterparts, make our own cartoons, discuss our connection to the environment, and more.

Tuesdays March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29


April

Theme: Studio Ghibli

Blue Club: Kiki’s Delivery Service by Hayao Miyazaki and Kiki’s Delivery Service by Eiko Kadono

Red Club: Howl’s Moving Castle by Hayao Miyazaki and Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Kiki’s Delivery Service (Blue Club) and Howl’s Moving Castle (Red Club) were both novels before their famous Studio Ghibli adaptations by author and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. Both stories follow heroes who coexist between worlds of magic and of rapidly changing human technology. In our meetings, we’ll compare the original novels with their graphic novel adaptations and clips from their animated film counterparts, make our own cartoons, discuss our connection to the technology and fantasy, and more.

Note: Purchase of books is optional for April Red Club.

Tuesdays April 5, 12, 19, and 26



For more information about our upcoming clubs or to be placed on a club contact list, please email us at Education@MoPOP.org.

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