Heather shared this with me a couple of days ago, and I sent it to Diana on Facebook. She read it and told me to reblog it here at the earliest opportunity, because it’s just that good. It’s not a post you want to miss.

Wandering Bark Books

A month ago yesterday, Neil Gaiman gave a lecture at the Reading Agency in London. Yesterday, I gave his speech to my AP Language and Composition students to read. I had two motivations for doing so:

1) They are learning to analyze argument, and Gaiman’s argument is so overtly stated it is a great place to start, and
2) They need the added push to help them understand the importance of reading fiction in helping them become productive and literate members of society.

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