Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP) has entered an agreement to publish Reading With Pictures: The Graphic Textbook, an educational graphic anthology produced by the nonprofit organization Reading With Pictures.
The book, which was funded partially by a Kickstarter campaign, will be released in August 2014.
The Graphic Textbook unites the finest creative talents in the comics industry with the nation's leading experts in visual literacy to create a game-changing tool for the classroom and beyond. This full-color volume features more than a dozen short stories (fiction and nonfiction) that address topics in Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, and Science, through an immersive textual and visual experience that kids will enjoy. Highlights include George Washington: Action President by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey, Doctor Sputnik: Man of Science by Roger Langridge, The Power of Print by Katie Cook and many more. Common Core State 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 educational resources will be available for educators and parents in conjunction with the release.
“The AMP! mission is to create books that kids love and their parents, teachers, and librarians support wholeheartedly,” said Kirsty Melville, President and Publisher, AMP Book Division. “Our collaboration with Reading With Pictures takes that mission to the next level, as this revolutionary format utilizes comics—what we at Andrews McMeel do best—in a way that fosters discovery and learning, and helps educators implement the Common Core standards.”
“Reading With Pictures is proud to be partnering with AMP! to bring The Graphic Textbook into schools, libraries and homes around the world,” said Josh Elder, the Founder and President of Reading With Pictures. “Our goal is to make educational content that kids will actually want to read, and no one knows more about what kids want to read than Andrews McMeel.”