Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Hitting the books: Meanwhile, Viz has announced it's teaming with Reading Is Fundamental for a nationwide campaign to promote literacy among children. The Pulse has the press release:

"RIF will make popular VIZ graphic novels like those in the SHONEN JUMP graphic novel line, YU-GI-OH! and DRAGON BALL Z, available through the organization’s national network of schools, libraries and year-round reading programs to help children develop an enthusiasm for reading. This is a first-of-its kind partnership between RIF and a leading graphic novel publisher/distributor."

Update: I thought this sounded familiar, but figured I was confusing this partnership with another. But Franklin Harris points out in the comments below that this is old news. This relationship was announced in mid-May.