Lit Up: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives by David Denby
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Overview: A bestselling author and distinguished critic goes back to high school to find out whether books can shape lives
It’s no secret that millions of American teenagers, caught up in social media, television, movies, and games, don’t read seriously-they associate sustained reading with duty or work, not with pleasure. This indifference has become a grievous loss to our standing as a great nation and a personal loss, too, for millions of teenagers who may turn into adults with limited understanding of themselves and the world.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational