Hudson Valley Parent

HVP November 2015

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Page 26 of 39 n Hudson Valley Parent 27 "You can take very serious issues and make them more accessible. It's definitely a bridge that helps kids," she said. Young writers' programs at the Hudson Valley Writing Project at SUNY New Paltz include workshops on graphic novels, and according to Professor Uchmanowicz, her students incorporate the medium in their own classrooms alongside traditional novels. "More and more teachers assign graphic novels as part of their read- ing program, and they're moving deeper into analysis and interpreta- tion," she said. "Graphic novels are aiming for canonicity. They're not ephemeral, the way a comic book is. You can put it up on your shelf and it endures." Jeffrey Simms lives in Beacon with his wife, son, and cat. For All Your Families' Dental Needs, Prospect Dental Has You Covered! We know your most precious asset comes in the form of your children, so here are a few reasons to choose Prospect Dental: • State of the Art Dental Care and Technology • Great kid-friendly staff and environment • Pediatric Specialist with good humor and high energy, able to win the confi dence of any child! • Treatment options include Nitrous Oxide • Digital X-Rays 288 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 845-838-0086 BACK TO SCHOOL WITH AN Smile! Now that kids are back in the school routine, it's time for teeth cleanings, checkups and orthodontic visits. Windsor Dental Center handles all of your dental needs in one location, with convenient hours for your family's busy schedule. Kevin C. Boyle, DMD Orthodontist & Invisalign® Preferred Premier Provider • A Gentle Touch • No-Interest Financing Available • Invisalign® – Invisible Braces • Invisalign Teen® • Most Insurances Accepted • Convenient Hours Graphic Novels are a big draw at Inquiring Minds Bookstore. "They're very relatable and fun," says manager Jay Aspinall.

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