If a picture is worth a thousand words, then graphic novels can convey much more information than the time it takes to read them. I found this was the case with Mail Order Bride, by Mark Kalesniko. I came across this book while looking through "500 essential graphic novels."
Aristotle said: "We educate ourselves so that we can make a noble use of our leisure." The idea that education is for the mind and soul, for the whole person – the citizen, the parent, the voter, the reader, the lover, the traveller, the human being in the round – is lost to view in trying to make university education a mere continuation of school for the same sausage-machine purpose of churning out employees. - AC Grayling