What happens when a dream you've held since childhood … doesn't come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books to expand her mind and create a new path for herself.
Reading to children has been repeatedly shown to improve their reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking, concentration and general academic aptitude… as well as inspire a love of reading. The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.
More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.
Motivation plays a role in reading. We all know that. Right? Yet there frequently remains an inordinate amount of “assigned” reading in schools. And often dreadfully dry (and not always well-written) comprehension questions are assigned to accompany the reading. Or book reports. Or (fill in the blank) activity. Even better yet, a craft/art project that …