Trying something new here in the CLiF office. We’re tuned in to literacy news from near and far, and there are great stories every day out there about reading, writing, and books. So in the spirit of sharing resources, every week (mostly) we’ll post a mini library of links to stories we like. If you find a cool literacy story you’d like to share, add it in the comments!
This week on the web:
- In the New York Times: Charles M. Blow on discovering, as a child, the power of books: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/23/opinion/blow-reading-books-is-fundamental.html
- Blog post from Bear Pond Books about their Boys & Books panel last week: http://montpelierbearpond.blogspot.com/2014/01/boys-books-lots-of-books.html
- In Bangor Daily News, Folger Library’s great idea for literacy kits (pizza boxes!) and some impressive partnerships: http://bangordailynews.com/2014/01/21/news/fogler-library-promotes-early-literacy-with-literacy-to-go-kits/?ref=latest
- And in Salon, Laura Miller suggests that kids, like adult readers, have different interests and respond to different books: http://www.salon.com/2014/01/23/can_you_make_kids_love_books/
Miller’s post also features a guest appearance from Josie Leavitt, whom you may know from the Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne, VT, and the Shelftalker blog at Publishers Weekly (actually, her post that got Miller’s attention is so good I’ll just link to it too: http://blogs.publishersweekly.com/blogs/shelftalker/?p=12411).
Happy reading, friends!