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The Challenge of Raising Free-Range Readers

November 10, 2016

Author of ‘8th Grade Superzero’ Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich says books help children discuss tough topics and give them the tools to navigate difficult circumstances.

While parents often want to shield children from discomfort, Rhuday-Perkovich suggests allowing children to read widely and freely about challenging subjects.

Offering literature that tells the complex stories of a full-bodied life can help all of us better interact with one another and become more receptive to new ideas. (Brightly)


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