Whether you have a student who is a reluctant reader, a student who needs more support, or a student who will read anything you put in front of him or her, CBLDF’s Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read! is a great resource for educators.
Comic books are an amazing tool that can make life-long readers out of students. Given their visual context, comic books are a perfect way to engage reluctant readers and students who need extra support to learn vocabulary. They’re also a great way to diversify the content that students encounter in the classroom and when reading on their own time.
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.
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