How To Get Kids Hooked On Books? ‘Use Poetry. It Is A Surefire Way’ : NPR


“The power of poetry is that you can take these emotionally heavy moments in our lives, and you can distill them into these palatable, these digestible words and lines and phrases that allow us to be able to deal and cope with the world,” [Kwame Alexander] says. “I think it’s one of the reasons why young people love reading novels in verse. It’s because, on a very concrete level, it’s not that many words so it’s not that intimidating to me. There’s so much white space.”

Source: How To Get Kids Hooked On Books? ‘Use Poetry. It Is A Surefire Way’ : NPR

~ by Tichaona Munhamo on April 4, 2016.

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