Also available: 25 sets of 4 Comics
The Get Real Comics is an ad-free, award-winning series that helps kids 8-14 explore issues such as gender, sexuality, self-esteem, race, violence, friendship, and family.
Characters come from diverse backgrounds, income levels, and family types and popular culture is used to stimulate thought and discussion. Get Real Comics promote reading habits and skills among reluctant readers, and comes with a comprehensive discussion guide along with a range of lesson plans.
My students were spellbound. And the Teacher’s Guide is a gem. —Jennifer Smallwood, Teacher
This multicultural comic book is ideal for teens. The characters stem from a variety of races and ethnicities, yet their differences are not the primary focus. —Black Parenting Today
Get Real Comics, despite being a little dated in terms of fashion, etc., are very progressive comics to read. They touch many sensitive topics such as gender roles, consent, and equity. The set of four comics follow eight young teenagers going through typical adolescent struggles. For example, in #3, some of the girls are upset due to the fact that their school gives the boys’ sports programs way more funding than the girls. In #1, a boy gets ridiculed for taking a job as a babysitter. All in all, these comics are great reads for any pre-teen or teenager. — Sasha Zirin, 7th grade.
Issue #1 Includes:
The Dream Team, Emiliano in Steppin' out, and The Baby and the Babe
Issue #2 Includes
Glad to Be Mad, Earth to Mom, and Nothin' But Net: A Romance
Issue #3 includes:
Flip-Flop at the Flap, Hallie in The Hard Truth, and Dutch Treat
Issue #4 includes:
Danger Zone, Fan Art, Apple of His Eye, and Reading, Writing and Reality