30 Jul 2019

Ted Dawe on raising enthusiastic readers

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:11 pm on 30 July 2019

How do we get our kids to read? Especially teenagers. In an increasingly digital age it's important to find ways to make reading approachable, enjoyable and useful for younger readers. 

Young adult author and former English teacher Ted Dawe has been thinking about this for decades and has recently published his thoughts in a piece for the New Zealand Author magazine where he identifies how encouraging reading became his "founding kaupapa" for his career as a writer. 

The book's author, Ted Dawe

The book's author, Ted Dawe Photo: Supplied