Author: dsantoli

Celebrity book clubs are all the rage

When Oprah launched her “Oprah’s Book Club” in 1996, it was the first of its kind. Soon, “The Oprah Effect” became a well-known phenomenon within the literary world. But are the titles in contemporary celebrity book clubs seeing the same level of discoverability?

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Teens turning to books to tackle tough topics

For the past two-and-half years, I have noticed a reading trend with my young adult students. My teen readers can’t get enough of what I call tough topic books. I categorize these as tough topic reads because they are books about overcoming adversity and exploring topics that are controversial.

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