KCR! 10 – Comics Make Readers, with The Nerdy Book Club
Nerdy Book Club! Kid Cartoonists! Comics in the classroom! & lots more!
We’ve all heard someone say “well at least they’re reading,” as a defense of kids’ love of comics. And it’s true–comics can be a great inroad to developing a love of reading.
But is that all comics offer? Or can we celebrate them for what they are?
We’re joined by librarian Scott Robins, the author of A Parent’s Guide to the Best Kids’ Comics, and educators Colby Sharp and Brian Wyzlic of the Nerdy book Club and nErD Camp Battle Creek, who help us get past the apologies and celebrate comics for what makes them so great.
We’re also joined by Eli Neiburger of the Ann Arbor District Library for some closing thoughts. And we have more book talks from Olivia and Natalia!
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Kids Read Comics
- Toronto Comics Arts Festival
- “Libraries are Screwed” by Eli Neiburger
- Minecraft as an educational tool
- Ann Arbor District Library comics site
- Instagram pic Colby Sharp posted of his kids sharing the mini-comics they made at KRC.
- Scott Robins interview on KCR! Episode 4
Books mentioned in this episode:
- Flight Volume 4 edited by Kazu Kibuishi
- Igloo Head and Tree Head by Scott C.
- Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi
- Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan
- Adventures in Graphica by Terry Thompson
Audio hosting and production provided by the Ann Arbor District Library.
“It’s not that we make reading fun. It’s that we allow reading to be the fun that it is.”