CBLDF to Release US & UK Versions of Raising A Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read!

February 27, 2015

CBLDF Raising a Reader Comic Book UK 2015 p1Just in time for Children’s Book Week, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release a new printing of Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read!, CBLDF’s signature resource for parents and educators about the learning benefits of comics! By popular demand, we are also releasing a version for the UK market, featuring new cover art by Jamie Smart, and with text in British English.

Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read! answers the questions parents and educators bring to using comics: What skills do graphic novels offer kids? How do you teach reading with a comics page? How do comics promote a love of reading? It’s an indispensable tool for showcasing the value of graphic novels, and chock full of reading suggestions and title recommendations to get kids engaged with this exciting medium!

This resource is written by Dr. Meryl Jaffe, with an introduction by three-time Newbery Award honoree Jennifer L. Holm (Babymouse, Squish) and art by Eisner Award winner Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama) and Eisner Award nominee Matthew Holm (Babymouse, Squish). Graphic design was handled by Brooklyn-based designer David Herman. Raising A Reader! was made possible by a grant from the Gaiman Foundation.

CBLDF Raising a Reader comic book 2014 DRAFT_Page_01“Comics are an incredible tool for helping create a genuine love of reading,” said Jennifer L. Holm, who also serves on the CBLDF Board of Directors.  “With Raising A Reader!, we set out to create a resource all about what graphic novels offer kids that includes vital information about how to read comics, how to create reading dialogues with them, and how comics are important tools for 21st century learners. We’re very proud of the work Dr. Jaffe has done to make Raising A Reader! an accessible yet information-filled resource for parents and educators.”

On the addition of a UK version, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein says, “The UK community of creators and business people have been hugely supportive of CBLDF since our very beginning. We’re elated to be able to give back by sharing this important resource as a tool that will be as useful to parents and educators in the UK as it has been in the USA.”

Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read! US Edition is available in bundles of 25 in this month’s Diamond Previews (FEB151225). The UK Edition is available in this month’s Previews UK.

RAISING A READER is a registered trademark owned by Raising A Reader and is used with permission.

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