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You Don’t Need to Go to Comic-Con to Have Fan Literacies

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Long after the school year ends, students will still think about their Civil War-reenacting history teacher or their librarian who enters poetry competitions.

‘Tiger Eyes’ and Transliteracy: Confessions of Someone Who Hasn’t Read the Novel

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‘Tiger Eyes’ is not really an upbeat film—which is, oddly, what makes it so refreshing.

Crowdfunding, Fandom, and Media Literacy: One Key Thing We Should Be Teaching Kids

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It’s not just dollars that are getting invested in the crowdfunding process, but fans themselves.

Teaching Genre Conventions From a Fan’s Perspective

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While some readers may view particular story elements as clichés, a fan might see them as enduring archetypes…

Guest Post by Gabrielle Bondi… Five Things Readers and Fans Don’t Know About YA Movies But Should (Part 2)

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After leaving the test screening for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1, I was bombarded with questions about literally every scene in the book.

Guest Post by Gabrielle Bondi… Five Things Readers and Fans Don’t Know About YA Movies But Should (Part 1)

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I hate to be a killjoy, but it’s important not to let fans get ahead of themselves…

“Are Zombies Good for Kids?”: A Lively Roundtable

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” I can see where it’s alarming to see your kid looking like a corpse, but it’s all part of rebellion, of saying the “regular” world of mortgages and wars and nuclear meltdown frightens them and they want to distance themselves from it…”