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The power of myth and magic in teenage fiction

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Young-adult fiction author Maggie Stiefvater reveals why magic and myth play such an important part in her books.


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Real life teen inspires top class fiction

Real life teen inspires top class fiction | Redhill library | Scoop.it
A STORY that caught the national imagination when a gifted African-born student studying in Balbriggan faced deportation as he was about to sit his Leaving Certificate was the spark tha

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The Best Fictional Libraries in Pop Culture

The Best Fictional Libraries in Pop Culture | Redhill library | Scoop.it
Here at Flavorpill, we're always on the lookout for a great library -- even if that library happens to be fictional. So we've sifted through literature, film, and television to bring you ten of the...

 

Here are ten of the best libraries ever imagined~ the best fictional libraries in pop culture, from films like Sandman, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and Beauty and the Beast, and many others: http://flavorwire.com/366500/the-best-fictional-libraries-in-pop-culture/view-all


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Films :  Sandman, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and Beauty and the Beast

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Why is dystopia so appealing to young adults?

Why is dystopia so appealing to young adults? | Redhill library | Scoop.it

Why is the current crop of dystopian fiction is so popular with teenage readers?


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Issues and challenges facing school libraries : a case study of selected primary schools in Gauteng Province, South Africa - Rhodes eResearch Repository

Issues and challenges facing school libraries : a case study of selected primary schools in Gauteng Province, South Africa - Rhodes eResearch Repository | Redhill library | Scoop.it

 

 

Fewer than 8% of schools in South Africa have functioning libraries. This qualitative study, based on grounded theory, investigated ten primary schools in Gauteng that had libraries, or were in the process of setting up a library with the intention of providing a rich description of the issues and challenges facing these schools. The schools were chosen on the basis of location (Soweto and Johannesburg), and the school fees that were paid in a continuum from low/no fee paying schools to the fee paying ex Model-C schools. The findings highlight the lack of a national policy, of school library posts, the theft of computers as a result of the lack of security, as well as the lack of understanding by teachers of the role the library in teaching and learning. Furthermore, there appears to be a disjuncture between the trends evident in the international literature on school libraries and what is actually happening in the primary school libraries in my study. Most significantly low/no fee paying schools with libraries were the exception and those that did have libraries were as a result of the enthusiasm and efforts of one or two individuals with the backing of the principal. Ex-Model C schools had the advantage in terms of the provision and staffing of school libraries as they had the funds to support them and, in some cases, a school librarian, provided that the principal supported the idea of a school library. In all the schools, the belief in the importance of the library regarding reading and literacy was the main motivating factor in establishing or maintaining the school library. A growing public awareness of the value of school libraries was an encouraging trend that emerged from my study.


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