"It's now cool for teenagers to read"
Here's the link to a rather cheering story from today's Providence Journal, about a book club formed last year at Hope High School. Hope is an urban, largely minority school that was in such a bad way a few years ago that the state intervened. It's better now, thanks in large part to dedicated teachers like those who founded the book club-- Jodi Timpani and Laura Almagno.
Rather annoyingly, the article only mentions two specific books the club members have read--Bento Box in the Heartland: My Japanese Girlhood in Whitebread America (Linda Furiya) and Wicked.
Here's what the Hope teenagers have read so far:
The Memory of Running
My Sister's Keeper
Change of Heart
World War Z
Water for Elephants
I have read none of them...always there are more books landing on the to be read pile!!:)