Jon Scieszka, recently named by the Library of Congress and the Children’s Book Council as the inaugural National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, is briefly interviewed for the debut issue of Notes from the Horn Book, the Horn Book‘s new online newsletter:

What do you say to a parent who says, “My kid hates to read. What can I do?”

“Try expanding your definition of reading to include humor, nonfiction, graphic novels, magazines, fantasy, science fiction, online content, audiobooks. Your kid may just hate to read assigned reading. Ask them what they are interested in. Empower them by letting them choose to read, and to choose what to read. Allow them to not like what might be your favorite reading.”

 


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