Reading is now an important part of my life, but I wasn't always the librarian I am today. Growing up, I often preferred video games to books. But one day my mother brought me a comic book, and it changed everything. Thereafter, I spent hours in my local library reading Calvin and Hobbes, Spider-Man, and the like. It is not an exaggeration to say that comic books played a large part in my education and love of reading.
Today there has been a renaissance in comics, providing many entertaining and educational books targeting kids. It is important for educators and caretakers to take advantage of this resource, and share comics with the kids they love, so they too can develop a love of reading. This list is a great place to start!