Robyn Young is a graduate of the IUPUI-SLIS program, and director of school media at Avon High School. Avon, Indiana is thirteen miles east of downtown Indianapolis and is one of the fastest-growing communities in the state. The high school building, grades 9 - 12, opened in 1999 and today serves over 2,000 students.

At the 2005 ALA conference, Robyn received the Highsmith Research Award to investigate the impact of graphic novels on reading behavior; research to look beyond the motivational appeal of graphic novels to the resultant outcomes in reading comprehension, test scores and overall class performance.

Avon High School Website: Media Center Website

Related Website:
Graphic Novels Boost Interest in Reading among Students with Disabilities

Robyn’s professional interests include:

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