Why Comics?

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.

Featured Book

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Puerto Rico Strong

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.

Click here to download the resources!

Author and Artist Spotlight

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Brenna Thummler

About the Author: Brenna has always known her life is haunted. Much like Marjorie Glatt, she grew up in a small Pennsylvania town, where piano practice and ghost stories were part of her daily routine. It wasn’t until she attended Ringling College of Art and Design, however, that she realized her passion for storytelling (as well as her hatred of laundry). She now lives in Kansas City, Mo., and spends her days drawing, writing, and suspicious of her sheets.

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