Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Newbery Books = Death of Reading?

"The Newbery [award for children’s literature] has probably done far more to turn kids off to reading than any other book award in children's publishing," suggests John Beach, associate professor of literacy education at St. John's University in New York, in this article in The Washington Post.

Could this be true? Read more here.

(Surprising side note: Charlotte's Web did NOT win the Newbery!)


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.