Sorry - that's a bleak sort of start to a blog about resources/groups/initiatives. Except that it isn't bleak, really, because SHE WAS WRONG. Totally. I'm not going to trot out said beautiful boy's achievements and nay-sayers' confoundings or the last book recommendation he sent me (well, let's meet for coffee and I just might mention one or two). But that woman does have a permanent residence in my brain and that memory rings a little bell whenever the phrase "reading for pleasure" is mentioned.
Which is one reason I'm so keen on anything that promotes reading for pleasure in schools, where the curriculum can overwhelm the joy. Here are two I know about - please let us know about more!
Reading for Pleasure in Schools is a Facebook group/forum that is of interest to teachers, librarians, parents, authors - brimming with questions and answers and ideas and enthusiasm. It's all in the title, really. (The photos are from their page.)
And there's the Patron of Reading initiative. (This is their Facebook page.)
(I'm Patron of Reading for the utterly fantastic Queensferry Primary School and I love it.)
Now, tell us more!
Joan Lennon's website
Joan Lennon's blog