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But for free time, recreation, they do go back to the book. Movies and books go by the wayside While 70 percent of 8th and 10th graders once went to the movies once a month or more, now only about half do. But she's also the author of three books that pull from her decades of interviews with a broad variety of thinkers and seekers, exploring the intersections between spirituality, science, and living. This open-mindedness marked my teenage years as well: I read great swaths of Denby-approved literature alongside millions of words of Harry Potter fanfiction. Silvey teaches graduate students in a children's literature program, and at the beginning of the class, she asked her students — who grew up in the age of Harry Potter — about the books they like.
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Related Content 6. They do have a lot on their plates, they're doing a lot of sports, maybe they're in Honors society. To keep your finger on the teenage reading pulse by: knowing your students listening to their recommendations reading yourself immersing yourself in the world of teen reads. The most popular books, the three books in The Hunger Games series, were assessed to be at the fifth-grade level.