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Kickstart My Art | Reading With Pictures’ Graphic Textbook

 

The comics literacy non-profit, Reading With Pictures is dedicated to getting comics into classrooms. In addition to cultivating research on the role of comics in education, the mostly volunteer organization seeks to produce its own comics for schools to use and would like your help for their second publication. I say “mostly volunteer,” but that doesn’t include the creators of the new book. They’ll be paid for their contributions and that – plus the large print run – is a major reason Reading With Pictures needs $65,000 to complete the project.

The first Reading With Pictures comic was the Harvey-nominated Reading With Pictures Anthology that featured work by Jill Thompson, Fred Van Lente, Raina Telgemeier, Chris Giarrusso, and others. The new compilation, The Graphic Textbook will include Ben Caldwell, Fred Van Lente, Ryan Dunlavey, Chris Schweizer, Russell Lissau, Marvin Mann, Amy Reeder, Janet Lee, Katie Cook, Roger Langridge, Josh Elder, Dean Trippe, and others.

The collection will contain 12 short stories (both fiction and non-fiction) that are appropriate for grades 3-6 and include a variety of subjects from Social Studies and Math to Language and Science. There will also be a Teacher’s Guide with “lesson plans customized to each story, research-based justifications for using comics in the classroom, a guide to establishing best classroom practices and a comprehensive listing of additional educational resources.”

It’s a great cause with some great creators and some nifty rewards ranging from copies of the book and original art to being drawn into one of the stories.

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ima be offering more art incentives for this, check back with the kickstarter page!

More great stuff is being offered every day – including a full day of workshops in any school or library in the continental states, by Josh Elder, who will also include a 30-copy classroom set of The Graphic Textbook. I think it would be cool if the faculty and staff at a school would pool their money to donate the $1500 and get this awesome prize!

I loved the first Reading With Pictures graphic novel and put it in my school’s library collection. I’m backing this project.

Full disclosure, I’m a brand-new Board member of RWP, so of course I would support the project! But it’s way cool, my students love comics, and I want this book in my school for my kids.

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