The Anti-Readers

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Guardian Unlimited Books | By genre | The joy of reading

Somehow or other I missed this stirring piece by Dina Rabinovitch from Saturday's Guardian. Essentially a summer roundup of across-the-age-range recommendations, it leads off with a rousing attack on the anti-readers. Passionate journalism at its very best. Do not miss it!

It is one of the many mini-miracles of the great flourishing of children's writing that children's literature should be so strong in a country where the anti-readers hold sway. They are secreted in every crevice of this island. I have interviewed them, so I know. They are in government, in schools, in homes; some of them work in the media. But children's stories flow, none the less, in a huge, rushing tide from the prolific pens of the children's authors, many of whom write two or three really good stories a year. And the children find the books.

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