Drawn In is a series of epic adventure stories set in a bustling Midwestern city. It follows the exploits of four kids who unabashedly love comic books: Tyler Agbani, Nevaeh Campbell, Jadyn Harris, and Yeong-Ja "Grace" Park.
In every adventure, their real worlds collide with the comic world. Colorful heroes, villains, robots, and other fanciful creatures escape from the comic books' pages. The kids use problem-solving and literacy skills to set their world right again from cartoon mayhem!
Nine PBS has partnered with Lion Forge Animation, the Academy Award®-winning creators of Hair Love, on this new multimedia initiative, Drawn In. Stories are shared through animated video shorts, print and digital comic books, and a website with educational games for kids.
This site includes links to resources for educators and grown-ups that encourage co-viewing and help families build literacy activities into their everyday lives. Learn more...
Lady M's Magnificent Words
Lady M's Magnificent Words are essential vocabulary words organically incorporated into the dialogue of each adventure and repeated throughout as the kids try to analyze their situation, establish a plan, and overcome obstacles. By the time each adventure is over, Tyler, Nevaeh, Jadyn, and Grace will have used the words effectively and, more importantly, used them as tools to set their world right again.
Like all shows created for a public media audience, Drawn In promises to educate while it entertains. Drawn In curriculum bridges the literacy gap through vocabulary word exposure and community engagement.
Early Learning Resources
Drawn In Comic Book Resources
Each comic is accompanied with grade-specific writing prompts, social-emotional learning activities, and activities to practice and apply featured Lady M's Magnificent Words.
New Locally-Produced Children's Series: Drawn In | Living St. Louis
Living St. Louis' Ruth Ezell gives us a sneak peek at the new Nine PBS children’s series Drawn In.
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Meet the Creative Team (Coming Soon)
Major funding for Drawn In comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting with additional support from The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis. Major support for the associated community engagement work comes from the Steward Family Foundation. Additional community engagement support comes from Joseph and Sandra Lehrer in memory of Ted Koplar.