How to get your teenagers to read more


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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