FCBD2 Teams Up
By Brian Jacks
Get Caught Reading, the nationwide literacy campaign supported by the Association of American Publishers, has announced its support for Free Comic Book Day, an event designed to spur interest in comic books as an original American art form.
At the same time, the Free Comic Book Day Committee (a group of publishers, retailers, and distributor representatives responsible for coordinating Free Comic Book Day) has declared its support for the literacy efforts spearheaded by Get Caught Reading. "From our perspective, we've always known that there was a direct correlation between comic books and literacy," said Committee Member Barry Lyga. "While in the past some have looked down on comics, nowadays more and more schools, teachers, librarians, and parents have come to understand the potential comic books have to teach reading and instill in children a life-long love of the same. We're pleased that Get Caught Reading acknowledges and supports this trend."