In this piece published in the Washington Post (Sept. 8, 2014), Joanne Yatvin, a one-time Principal of the Year in Wisconsin and past president of the National Council of Teachers of English, makes a powerful case for letting kids pick their own books in and out of school.
We at ReadWriteServe agree! Choice is vital in motivating readers at any age to pick up books and other print and read on a regular basis. We encourage tutors and others who work with children to promote the power of choice. Check out Yatvin’s article.