I’m constantly trumpeting the ways comic books and graphic novels can boost reading skills for kids. Now the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, an organization that advocates for comics and their creators in all sorts of ways, has published a free resource that addresses that very topic. Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read! is a downloadable PDF about the many benefits of comics. Written by Dr. Meryl Jaffe, with an introduction by Babymouse author and Newbery Honor winner Jennifer Holm, this is a link not to be missed. And it’s illustrated by Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama) and Matthew Holm (Babymouse, Squish)!
This is a terrific resource to share with all the teachers and librarians in your kid’s life.