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The Value of Comics

Children relate to comics in ways they don't to literature.
Children relate to comics in ways they don't to literature.

That's one reason why the Comic Book Project strengthens reading, writing and communication skills, the program's creator told about half a dozen educators and other child-care professionals yesterday during an informal introduction to the program at Rockland Community College's Spring Valley annex.

"It's an opportunity for children to tell their stories," said Michael Bitz, founder and director of the Comic Book Project, a program of Teachers College at Columbia University. "The goal is to help children forge alternative pathways to creative expression and social awareness."

This article appeared in the Journal News on March 1st, 2006.

Published Thursday, Mar. 2, 2006

The Value of Comics

Children relate to comics in ways they don't to literature.

That's one reason why the Comic Book Project strengthens reading, writing and communication skills, the program's creator told about half a dozen educators and other child-care professionals yesterday during an informal introduction to the program at Rockland Community College's Spring Valley annex.

"It's an opportunity for children to tell their stories," said Michael Bitz, founder and director of the Comic Book Project, a program of Teachers College at Columbia University. "The goal is to help children forge alternative pathways to creative expression and social awareness."

This article appeared in the Journal News on March 1st, 2006.

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