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"Take a student, place him in a situation of moderate uncertainty about some topic and get out of his way while he gets excited and attentive and directs his exploration to the source of his uncertainty. Moreover, research has demonstrated that he will enjoy his exploration and the accumulation of knowledge."

--Hy Day, from "Curiosity and the Interested Explorer," 1982, p.19.

CREATIVE READING: The Antidote to Readicide

Recent Publication! CREATIVE READING: The Antidote to Readicide co-authored with Ruth V. Small. Read the article.


School librarians have a unique opportunity to support classroom-based reading skill-building and to serve as reading advocates and role models to foster students' lifelong joy of reading. This article provides ideas for school librarians to promote creative reading by stimulating students' curiosity and imagination and supporting their reading competence and choices.


To read the full article, click on the feature story image below and access the PDF version from AASL's page.


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