I recently received an unexpected email from a professor (Jarod Roselló) at Penn State regarding NMSD-17. It seems he likes to incorporate comics into his curriculum and was on the prowl for an appopriate anthology for his class. His students are actually future high school teachers, making NMSD-17 an even more ideal choice. NMSD-17 is now required text in a class of 25 college students and I'm just thrilled!
Says Roselló: "The course is LLED 411 - Secondary Language Arts I in the College of Education and is part of the teaching certification program for secondary education English majors. We're using the text as a way to pedagogically investigate the medium of comics and as a way to think about what it means to be a high school student."
Roselló is a great artist in his own right and has been invited to be a contributor to NMSD-18 once a theme has been selected.