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What comic books did you love as a child? Chances are good a few favorites just popped into your mind!
Most kids love comic books, and no wonder. With their colorful pictures and exciting plots, comic books are so much fun to read. There are also lots of benefits to reading comic books, and they’re especially helpful for engaging reluctant readers.
At the same time, comic books might not seem like the greatest reading material out there. The plots can be scary or upsetting. The images can be graphic at times. Understandably, parents and teachers might want kids to focus on more wholesome books instead.
Luckily, there’s a whole world out there of character-building comic books. These books actively encourage good moral formation, as they show noble characters who choose to do what’s right even when it’s hard.
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So where can you find them? A reliably great source for comic books is Voyage Comics, which focuses on Catholic stories and themes (and they just released #5 in their wildly popular series, Finnian and the Seven Mountains!).
Here are 3 of our favorites from Voyage Comics about real Catholic heroes. Reading them will help your kids dive deeply into the riches of Catholic history and witness what a life with Christ looks like in action!
1The Mission of Joan of Arc
The true story of an incredible real-life Catholic hero is vividly depicted here. This retelling gives kids so many examples of virtue in action: St. Joan acts with courage, honesty, honor, and above all, total trust in God. And it’s an absolutely riveting read!
2The Tale of Patrick Peyton
Using television, radio and film, Father Peyton was a modern-day missionary who encouraged devotion to the Blessed Mother and inspired families to pray together. This book shares the amazing true story of the “American Apostle of the Family Rosary” with the next generation. It’s also available in Spanish!
3Champion of the Poor: Father Joe Walijewski
This book is a beautiful witness to the life of this holy priest from Wisconsin who dedicated his life to serving the poor. Humor, adventure, and great love for Christ are central themes that will stay with readers long after they’ve put down the pages.