Applied Cartooning Projects

How We Read: A Graphic Guide to Literacy. Coming Soon.


How We Read: A Graphic Guide to Literacy

For many, learning to read can be a struggle. What are the five keys to learning? How does the brain learn how to sound out written words? Why was writing even invented? What are the benefits of reading? How do comics support literacy? How We Read: A Graphic Guide to Literacy is a charming, playful, and fascinating 32-page comic book that answers these questions and more. Whether you are trying to learn how to read or trying to help someone who is, this comic will help.

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Health and Wealth: A Graphic Guide to US Healthcare

The goal of this concise and engaging 32-page comic is to provide a baseline understanding of the healthcare system so people can feel a little less intimidated by its complexity and cruelty, and more empowered to advocate for themselves and those they care for. We hope Health and Wealth will generate discussions around healthcare and healthcare reform.

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Let's Talk About It

Let’s Talk About It: A Graphic Guide to Mental Health

Created for middle school students, Let’s Talk About It: A Graphic Guide To Mental Health is a lively and educational 24-page comic book that destigmatizes the conversation around mental health. Created by mental health experts, educators, and cartoonists this comic provides knowledge and resources for students to help them be healthier and more resilient.

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This is What Democracy Looks Like: A Graphic Guide to Governance

Using the power of comics to teach teens about the way our government works This Is What Democracy Looks Like, A Graphic Guide To Governance is a 32-page comic book created by The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS). This short comic guide helps to bring democracy back to the hands of the people by explaining what democracy actually means and how the whole thing works. This guide will be a great jumping-off point to learn about our government.

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