Reading for pleasure has never been more important. Yes, the world might seem slightly less on fire after November 7, but it’s still a pretty scary place. I recently spoke on a panel for the YA Studies Association for their “YA Studies Around the World” conference. The panel was called “Reading While the World is on Fire.”
My role was to discuss ways I promote reading for pleasure to the students I work with who are living in an unpredictable, scary place.
I’ve written before on the importance of reading for pleasure and empathy. We need these books more than ever.
Here are some of the ways…