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The Power of Pleasure Reading: What We Can Learn from the Secret Reading Lives of Teens

@article{Wilhelm2016ThePO,
  title={The Power of Pleasure Reading: What We Can Learn from the Secret Reading Lives of Teens},
  author={Jeffrey D. Wilhelm and Michael W. Smith},
  journal={English Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={105},
  pages={25}
}
The authors share findings from a recent study of teens who freely select to read texts typically marginalized by schools (dystopia, vampire, romance, horror, fantasy), revealing the distinct functional and psychological benefits of pleasure reading.Over the last 30-plus years, we've both had numerous conversations and sometimes even debates with parents, administrators, and other teachers about the value of the books that students most want to read and that they read with the greatest joy and… 

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