As 21st-century citizens, visual media surrounds our students. Visual literacy skills are a critical component of instruction in our classrooms. Comics are an engaging way to build reading comprehension and critical thinking skills while sparking creativity. The perfect medium for teaching any subject, the sequential art and text share storytelling responsibility. Their visual permanence allows the reader to control processing speed.
Want to learn more about the rationale for using comics in the classroom? Here are a few online articles and video about the benefits of comics in education.
Puerto Rico Strong features art and writing by Rosa Colon, Vita Ayala, Naomi Franquiz, Javier Cruz Winnik, Sabrina Cintron, Ronnie Garcia, Fabian Nicieza, Joamette Gil, and many more!
Puerto Rico Strong is a comics anthology that explores what it means to be Puerto Rican and the diversity that exists within that concept, from today’s most exciting Puerto Rican comics creators. All profits will go to towards disaster relief and recovery programs to support Puerto Rico.
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Author and Artist Spotlight
Joel Christian Gill
About the Author: Joel Christian Gill is the chairman, CEO, president, director of development, majority and minority stockholder, manager, co-manager, regional manager, assistant to the regional manager, receptionist, senior black correspondent and janitor of his Strange Fruit Comics. He is the author of Fast Enough: Bessie Stringfield’s First Ride from Lion Forge and the award winning graphic novels Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History and Tales of The Talented Tenth from Fulcrum Publishing.
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