The Gift of Story: Exploring the Affective Side of the Reading Life

Stenhouse. May 2022. 184p. pap. $36. ISBN 9781625312082.
Schu’s new book is an absolute tribute to the magic that lies within each book a reader picks up. Although reading has numerous educational and entertainment purposes, Schu reminds readers that literature can do so much more than increase vocabulary or test scores. The words on these pages remind readers that stories can heal, inspire, clarify, offer compassion, and serve as a connection—just the way the chapters are broken down in this book. Sidebars on almost every page highlight authors, share notes and recommendations, and include QR codes for further reading on the topic being discussed. Notably, Schu captures his buoyant personality and general pick-me-up vibe within these pages.
VERDICT This book will be scoured by librarians and teachers for classroom tips, recommendations, and insight.

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