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Editorial | Encouraging Reluctant Readers with Comic Books

Like many boys, Borderless comic book store owner Peter Newcomb was a reluctant reader as a preteen.  Books really didn’t have any draw for him and he saw nothing exciting in pages full of plain text.  At the same time, however, he loved looking at the picture in comic books, and he wanted to know the story that went along with them, so he began reading the printed dialogue.  Over time, he became a good reader, which led to his becoming an avid reader—and he wants other reluctant readers to be able to do the same thing.  This was the driving force behind the opening of his comic book store, and Pete encourages young people to come in and read comic books, even if they don’t buy them.555409_732798046736206_665497920_n Continue reading

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