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Carla Shinn

2015 Banned Books Week to Focus on YA Lit - 19 views

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    By on This year's Banned Books Week (BBW, September 27 to October 3) will celebrate books written for teens, the BBW National Committee announced on April 22. This annual event to raise awareness about the freedom to read has long been a staple in libraries, schools, and bookstores, especially those serving young adults.
Carla Shinn

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. - 19 views

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    "Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all say millennials still strongly prefer print for pleasure and learning, a bias that surprises reading experts given the same group's proclivity to consume most other content digitally. A University of Washington pilot study of digital textbooks found that a quarter of students still bought print versions of e-textbooks that they were given for free."
Martha Hickson

http://static1.squarespace.com/static/5296055fe4b055ccc3aa9d52/t/54b3f512e4b08e05fed49e... - 35 views

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    What Kids are Reading and Why It Matters 2015
Carla Shinn

Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover: Tech-Savvy Teens Remain Fans of Print Books - 12 views

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    With today's rapidly evolving technology and ever-present social media changing the way consumers are connecting with the written word, it should come as no surprise that today's teens are finding and consuming content differently from previous generations. But while we typically associate these youthful consumers with being early adopters of new technology and digital content platforms, the reading habits of those aged 13-17 are a mix of old and new.
Carla Shinn

Awesome Visual Featuring The Most Popular Books of All Time ~ Educational Technology an... - 61 views

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    Infographic on some of the most popular books the world has ever seen.
Carla Shinn

What Is Literature For? - 21 views

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    Video from The School of Life, a cultural enterprise offering good ideas for everyday life.
    http://www.theschooloflife.com/
    Site includes a classroom and library (archive of study resources).
Carla Shinn

The Jacket Designer's Challenge: To Capture a Book by Its Cover - 21 views

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    "Peter Mendelsund estimates he's designed "somewhere between 600 and 1,000 book covers," ranging from Crime and Punishment to Girl with the Dragon Tattoo....

    Now Mendelsund has designed the covers for two new books of his own. Cover is a collection of hundreds of his book covers, including many that were rejected, along with commentaries on his technique. What We See When We Read is about how words give rise to images in our minds."

    Article and podcast
Cathy Oxley

Rediscovering the joy of reading - Scotch College - 30 views

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    "Books open minds, hearts and worlds of opportunity."
Carla Shinn

The future of the book - 19 views

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    CHOOSE YOUR READING MODE
    In keeping with its topic, this essay can either be read in a scrolling screen format or in a book-like format; it can also be listened to.
Carla Shinn

Text to Text | 'The Giver' and 'The Dark Side of Young Adult Fiction' - 15 views

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    " 'The Giver,' a powerful and provocative novel, is sure to keep older children reading. And thinking." That's what The Times's book critic said about "The Giver" when the novel was first published in 1993. Today it is one of the most taught (and most challenged) books in middle schools, and a movie version has just opened.
Carla Shinn

Free Technology for Teachers: LibrAdventures - A Map of Writers and Their Stories - 29 views

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    LibrAdventures is a neat use of Google Maps that displays the place and the events that influenced famous authors and their works. LibrAdventures also includes some artists and film directors. You can explore LibrAdventures by selecting a name, a location, or an event from the drop-down menus at the top of the LibrAdventures homepage.
Carla Shinn

Reading Can Help Reduce Stress - 1 views

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    "Reading is the best way to relax and even six minutes can be enough to reduce the stress levels by more than two thirds, according to new research. "
Carla Shinn

"Tsundoko," the Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our Shelves - 15 views

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    "Tsundoku"
    From Open Culture, the best free cultural and educational media on the web. It's a great place to find free ebooks, videos, online learning resources.
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    Love this word! Had never heard it before.
Carla Shinn

17 Books To Read If You Liked "The Fault In Our Stars" - 28 views

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    These YA coming-of-age novels will make you cry, laugh, and appreciate life. Okay? Okay.
Carla Shinn

The Muscle-Flexing, Mind-Blowing Book Girls Will Inherit The Earth - 16 views

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    The Book Girls are only partly real; like most heavily marketed-to demographics, they only sort of exist. Every Book Girl is something else, too - a sportsy girl, a scientist, a nail-art aficionado, a poet, a prodigy, a patient. But the force they are exerting is real. They have created a market for what they love, and they insist upon it.

    They have allies in boyfriends and boy friends, in parents and other adults, in librarians and book critics. The world of their books is much more complicated than just them, and they are more complicated than just their books.
Brette Correy

Why Aren't Teens Reading Like They Used To? - 24 views

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    Text and audio from NPR reporting on a roundup of studies put together by Common Sense Media.
Carla Shinn

How Paperbacks Transformed the Way Americans Read - 9 views

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    Half a century before e-books turned publishing upside down, a different format threatened to destroy the industry.
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