Are you reaching reluctant readers?

Its important to remember “that reluctant readers may be aliterate, not illiterate. There is a big difference between approaching a teen who can read, but chooses not to and a teen who cannot read.”

The above quote was from Jessica Lind, a blogger from YALSA, who recently attended a reluctant reader presentation, featuring Patrick Jones, at the 2014 YA Literature Symposium. In her post about the event, she breaks down the event into some of the bigger themes:

  • PatrickJones_150-760023Why They Aren’t Reading
  • Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers
  • Ease In-Library Access
  • What Will Reluctant Readers Read?
  • Things to Do to Reach Reluctant Readers of Tomorrow

The entire presentation can be found here.

You might remember that CMLE held a reluctant reader event in 2013 featuring Minnesota’s own Patrick Jones as well. Clearly this is an issue that we will continue to talk about.