The Case for Literature by Nancie Atwell
"Concerned parents, teachers, and professional organizations need to lobby legislators and other policymakers to put childrenâ€™s and young-adult literature at the center of standards for the teaching of reading. The opportunity for every student to sit quietly and become immersed in an actual book may not be high-tech, instantly quantifiable, or lucrative for the College Board. It just happens to be the only way that anyone ever became a reader."
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