Could someone tell me a good reason why graphic novels aren't accepted in the school system? They don't allow you to use them for book reports, they don't have them in the school library, and during reading time you can't read them. I mean I don't know if all teachers see graphic novels as SpiderMan swinging off buildings or Batman beating on criminals, but come on. Graphic novels do not get enough respect. Even for the graphic novels that are about superheroes they should be allowed. Must people think all graphic novels are to violent, but what about books like The Hunger Games and what about the original Grimm Tales? Is it because they have pictures? Well you know what they say, a picture says a thousand words. They think they're too goofy? Well a lot of graphic novels can have a more compelling story than some books, that could be flat out dumb. Is it because they think they don't have enough words? In some cases this might be true but in others not so. I can garuntee there are some graphic novels that have more words than books. And even if not, SO WHAT? I mean if the story is still considered a story and it is still suitable to sit down and read. What's the problem? People need to understand, graphic novels/comic books aren't 50 cent little thin books anymore. They have evolved to an art form, that should be respected as such AN ART FORM.