Reading with Pictures, a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity, announced today the official launch of their Kickstarter campaign to create THE GRAPHIC TEXTBOOK. This groundbreaking project will enable educators to take comics beyond supplementary reading and into the core curricula.
Aimed at grades 3-6, THE GRAPHIC TEXTBOOK features a dozen short stories (both fiction and non-fiction) that address topics drawn from the list of Common Core Standards. The accompanying Teacher’s Guide will include Standards-correlated 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, both in print and online. THE GRAPHIC TEXTBOOK will have contributions from talents in the comic industry such as: Fred Van Lente, Ryan Dunlavey, Janet Lee, Amy Reeder, Katie Cook and Roger Langridge.
Kickstarter campaign has already started and runs through May 17. THE GRAPHIC TEXTBOOK is scheduled for a spring 2013 release in both print and digital formats. You can check our their website at www.readingwithpictures.org. You can contribute to their Kickstarter campaign at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/readingwithpictures/the-graphic-textbook.