So, it’s Friday afternoon and I am watching the NBC news and there is a snippet of a report about how summer reading is ruining the summers of teens across the country. I will admit that some of what I saw was horrific (tons of required reading plus worksheets). However, someone needs to let the reporters know that is not what summer reading is. How about a story on a terrific summer reading program that a YALSA member is running that gets kids out of the house and into the library?

About Teri Lesesne

I am a professor of YA lit in the department of library science at SHSU in Texas. I am an active YALSA member, an author of two professional books, a blogger, and a grandmother of 6. I am on the Printz 2010 Committee and the YALS Editorial Board currently. I have also served on the QP, Edwards, and Odyssey Committees.

One Thought on “NBC deals blow to summer reading

  1. byoke [Member] on July 31, 2006 at 2:08 pm said:

    You can watch the segment here: In fairness, it was about kids having any kind of schoolwork in general over the summer, not just reading. It is an opportunity, though, to let your community members know that reading can be a fun leisure time activity. -Beth Yoke

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