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How poetry can help kids turn a fear of literature into love

  • Aired: 12/15/2017
  • 03:23
  • Rating: NR
Literature can be daunting for some young people, so how can we create a culture of avid readers? Poetry can be a non-threatening alternative introduction for fledgling bibliophiles, giving them more “white space” on a page without losing narrative elements. Author Jason Reynolds shares his humble opinion on how poetry can entice young readers.
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Combating the fear of books through “breathable” poetry.
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