Today’s teens and tweens face complex issues. That’s why the Rich Family Foundation partnered with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Buffalo and publisher Zuiker Press to provide local youth with graphic novels that deal with tough topics like racism, divorce, bullying and body image.
The books, “Click,” “Colorblind,” “Imperfect,” and “Mend,” are aimed at students from 5th to 8th grade and are meant to promote understanding, start conversations and make students who relate to the serious subject matters feel less isolated. To bring these books to Buffalo, the Rich Family Foundation has donated 1,800 of the graphic novels to nine Boys & Girls Club locations around the city.
“These books are written by children telling their story for children to discuss issues and themes that are relevant in their lives,” said Howard Rich, VP of Corporate Relations. “We hope the kids who read these will share what they’ve learned inside their social circles and create a buzz around them.”