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Talking about Text Complexity

Duration: 23:08

In the ongoing conversation about teens and reading, one of the things we often hear is that teens should be reading complex texts. What we need to be asking, though, is how people are defining text complexity.  In this episode, you’ll hear about a variety of books that may deepen our thinking about complex texts, including collections of poems and works of historical fiction, graphic novels and informational texts, and novels built on interwoven storylines. Together they offer reading options for teens with diverse interests, tastes, and sensibilities.

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