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By Terry Mattingly
Literary big names like Jodi Picoult and Roxane Gay say the quote showed how teen girls' experiences are marginalized and young adult fiction is not respected.
Racism still very much present
John Wayne won an Academy Award for his portrayal of lawman Rooster Cogburn in 1969's "True Grit." There was a real-life Rooster Cogburn who was on the opposite side of the law, at least until he changed his ways.
"Tolkien," the personal story of the author behind "The Lord of the Rings," and it shows us how life is a quest in so many ways when it comes to love (magic) and overcoming obstacles (like mountains and dragons).
Studies have shown that proficient readers are more likely to be successful in school and life, partly because better reading skills make it easier for students to access curriculum in all subjects. So the Kids and Family Reading Report issued this week by Scholastic, which showed a significant decrease between ages 8 and 9 in the number of children who think of themselves as frequent readers, is somewhat discouraging.