New teen fiction genre: School shootings
Lilia Martinez, 15, a student in Michigan "estimates that of the 28 books she read over the last school year, both for pleasure and schoolwork, as many as 20 of them had themes of school violence," write Walsh. "The biggest way to get a high school-age student to get off their phone and read a book is to find something that really relates to them," said Jessica North, who taught English for eight years at Gloucester High School in Gloucester, Va., before becoming the school librarian there last year.
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