Dr. Katie Monnin is an Associate Professor of Literacy at the University of North Florida. Besides the joy that comes from reading comic books and graphic novels for a living, Dr. Monnin enjoys a Peter Pan-ish life of researching and writing her own books about teaching comics, graphic novels, and cartoons in educational settings. She is the author of Teaching Graphic Novels (2010), Teaching Early Reader Comics and Graphic Novels (2011), Using Content-Area Graphic Texts for Learning (2012), Teaching Reading Comprehension with Graphic Texts (2013), Get Animated! Teaching 21st Century Early Reader and Young Adult Cartoons in Language Arts (2014), Teaching New Literacies in Elementary Language Arts (2015), and Teaching Garfield in 21st Century Elementary Language Arts (2017). Currently, Dr. Monnin is working with Jim Davis to help foster Garfield’s 21st century literacy-learning teaching potential as well. When she is not writing (or wondering how she ended up making an awesome career out of studying comics, graphic novels, and cartoon animation), Dr. Monnin spends her time with her two miniature dachshunds: Max and Alex Morgan Monnin.