S. J. Dahlstrom, seventh grade teacher and author of the Wilder Good series, writes about trying to get a struggling, disinterested student to read: "I began throwing books at him non-stop. I pointed him out to our plucky librarian and got her involved." Eventually, after discovering Doug TenNapel graphic novels, Dahlstrom writes, "He read and read and read in peace and quiet and his mind built castles and landscapes not provided by a screen. His mind was nourished with words, good words, that would stay with him even when he wasn’t aware of their silent and unseen action in his mind."
Read the full article, "The Incredible Birth of Tyrel," at The Nerdy Book Club.