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Jon Scieszka on Connecting with Reluctant Readers

In addition to grabbing readers with his unusual characters and signature humor, Scieszka edits anthologies for Guys Read, the online literacy program for boys which he founded.

I’m always looking to grab the kid in the back row who thought, ‘This isn’t for me.’ I try to come up with something compelling, like a man made of bad-smelling cheese, so they almost have to pay attention. (PW)

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