Education - Children's and young adult's literature
What's a good book?
"Notable books in the language arts share an exemplary use of language or the ability to stimulate thought and language use, wordplay, or imaginative response from children. Good books are catalysts; they evoke a response. They invite us to think; they agitate; they cause us to grow. We applaud; we disagree. We know we could do better when characters make poor choices. A well-written book does not leave us alone; we are left with perplexing questions rather than neatly packaged answers."
from: Wordcrafting: what makes a book notable in the language arts by S. Lehr. In Books that invite talk, wonder and play edited by AA McClure & J.V. Kristo. 1997. pp. 1-17
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