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Blog: Decoding KidLit

Keiana Mayfield  knows books are magical mirrors and windows that support adolescents’ social and cognitive development, but how do we get them to… read books? Keiana will be your guide. She will use her expert knowledge of adolescent development, family dynamics, academic functioning and motivation, and insane bookishness to help you through the labyrinth that is Kidlit. Together you’ll explore new and old titles that will captivate and intrigue our middle grades and young adult readers. She will provide you with potential discussion questions, themes to explore, and assignment suggestions. Along the way, she will also provide you with evidence-based insight into ways to support key areas of adolescent development at home and at school, as well as books that will reinforce or support your efforts. Plus, you’ll get to talk about BOOKS! So. Many. Books.