Friday, May 8, 2009

The Reader's Bill of Rights

The Reader's Bill of Rights are the creation of author Daniel Pennac. His book Better Than Life asks important questions about reading. What happens in the life of a child that makes him enter school longing to learn how to read, and then leaves him loathing the act of reading by the time he leaves grade school? Many of the “rights” go against the grain, yet the goal of The Reader's Bill of Rights is to create students who love to read.

The Reader's Bill of Rights
1. The right not to read.
2. The right to skip pages.
3. The right to not finish.
4. The right to reread.
5. The right to read anything.
6. The right to escapism.
7. The right to read anywhere.
8. The right to browse.
9. The right to read out loud.
10. The right to not defend your tastes.

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