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1 World Manga - series addressing global issues

This manga (comic-book style stories) series entitled 1 World Manga was created in 2005 by VIZ Media and the World Bank. It addresses global development issues in a teen-friendly format. Readers meet Rei, an orphaned teenager who dreams of becoming the greatest fighter in the world. But Rei’s spirit guide takes him on a different path. Excerpts are available online, but full issues need to be purchased, with proceeds going to support global concerns. The issues released so far are:

Passage 1 : Poverty—A Ray of Light
Passage 2 : HIV/AIDS—First Love
Passage 3 : Global Warming—The Lagoon of the Vanishing Fish
Passage 4 : Child Soldiers—Of Boys and Men
Passage 5 : Girls’ Education—Life Lessons
Passage 6 : Corruption—Broken Trust

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Posted by: Bill Warters on 2007 12 19 | Filed under Learning Objects  

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