How to get your teenagers to read more

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In the age of TV on demand, social media and video games, it can be hard to get teenagers to switch off the screen and pick up a book instead.

Hard — but not impossible.

Holly Godfree, a teacher librarian at a public school in Canberra, says books have many drawcards — like their ability to provide an emotional experience.

“There’s something about literature and a story, and the fact that it explores the human condition, which fills a really important need,” Ms Godfree says.

“Teenagers will come…

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