Graphic Novel Textbook on Kickstarter

By Maryann Yin Comment

The Reading with Pictures nonprofit hopes to raise $65,000 on Kickstarter to fund their graphic novel project, The Graphic Textbook. Above, we’ve embedded a video about the project–what do you think?

Printz Award-winning graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang has agreed to write the forward. The book cover will be by Ben Caldwell. The editors include Josh Elder, Paul Morrissey and Brandon Montclare. Many other comic artists have also joined.

Here’s more about the project: “Aimed at grades 3-6, The Graphic Textbook features a dozen short stories (both fiction and non-fiction) that address topics in a variety of disciplines (Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, Science) drawn from the list of Common Core Standards used in classrooms countrywide. 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. The Graphic Textbook will prove once and for all that comics belong in the classroom by creating a comic that every teacher will actually want to use and a textbook that every student will actually want to read!”

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