Free Comic Book Day Kicks Off 96th Annual Children's Book Week Celebration!
Comics’ industry leaders Diamond Comic Distributors and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) are partnering with Every Child a Reader and the Children's Book Council to bring greater focus to what comics offer kids, with cross-industry promotions and targeted resources for parents & educators during Children’s Book Week. In addition to Free Comic Book Day, the organizations will partner with authors, publishers, and comics specialty and book retailers to create Children's Book Week events spotlighting comics and the joy of reading at locations all over the United States!
“Comics and graphic novels are incredible tools for fostering a love of reading in children, and transmit valuable literacy skills to readers of all levels. We are delighted to partner with Free Comic Book Day to share the joy of comics with kids nationwide this Children’s Book Week,” says Nicole Deming, interim director of the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader.
Free Comic Book Day leads off the celebration of Children's Book Week at more than 2,000 comic book specialty stores, which will be giving away free kids comics ranging from an all-ages Marvel Comics Avengers story to Scholastic Publishing’s Cleopatra in Space to SuperMutant Magic Academy by indy publisher Drawn & Quarterly. For a complete listing of Free Comic Book Day titles for young readers, visit www.freecomicbookday.com. Some participating stores will also host events, workshops, and signings for kids on Free Comic Book Day. To find a participating comic book store, please visit www.freecomicbookday.com/storelocator.
To learn more about Children's Book Week, and how you can join the fun, please visit www.bookweekonline.com. Check out official events from coast to coast at www.bookweekonline.com/official. To learn more about Free Comic Book Day, please visit www.freecomicbookday.com. To learn more about Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and their efforts to protect kids' right to read, please visit www.cbldf.org.