Kids and books are a magical combination. But something happens along the way. What kids voraciously consume when they’re young starts to wane as they age and the need to encourage literacy sprouts.
Michael Andereck made the poster at the left and gave it to a group called Burning Through Pages to help them promote literacy.
Burning Through Pages is a Denver group that is trying to change the way kids read. Think about the books you read in high school. Guess what? The kids today are still reading them.
The Outsiders. To Kill A Mockingbird. Catcher In The Rye.
Sure, they’re classics, but if you want to create a love of reading, you need to speak the language of the kids while they’re reading. Burning Through Pages tries to introduce new books to kids by buying them, giving them away, and then creating discussion.
“The reception has overwhelmed us to say the least, but we feel so very lucky to be working with such a great man,” the Burning Through Pages team wrote via email. “Mike’s an old friend and a compulsive books nerd just like the lot of us.”
The comments section has been lively as people try to determine what exactly the poster means. Many fans are asking for the poster to hang in their home, or for it to be put on tshirts.
“Go books! Go reading! :)”, Andereck has cheered in the comments sections.
And there are other posters. One is dedicated to librarians, people they call “heroes.” And another that does honor classic literature as a time machine for your imagination. Burning Through Pages says they plan to release a new poster every week.
What do you think of them?
Time Machines 1 of 3Mike Andereck
Libraries 2 of 3Mike Andereck
These Are Your Kids 3 of 3Mike Andereck
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